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2022

For the first time, astronomers reveal an image of the black hole located at the center of our galaxy. Known as Sagittarius A. The image shows the shadow of the black hole surrounded by a bright ring. The black hole is 4 million times more massive than our sun.

2002

Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro’s 1959 revolution.

1994

“Pulp Fiction”, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d’Or 1994).

1992

Canada’s largest charter airline, Nationair, declares bankruptcy.

1989

Canadian Olympian Ben Johnson admits to Dubin Inquiry that he has used anabolic steroids to enhance performance.

1984

South African prisoner Nelson Mandela saw his wife for the first time in 22 years.

1982

US Football League forms.

1958

US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

1937

Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey, London.

1885

In the Battle of Batoche (Saskatchewan), French Canadians rebelled against the Canadian government.

1875

1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0.

1870

Manitoba becomes a province of Canada.

1792

Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented.

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