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2018

President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.

2013

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a four year prison sentence for fraud.

2005

The new Canadian War Museum opens in Ottawa.

1984

Canadian Army Corporal Denis Lortie 1959- sprays the Quebec National Assembly with sub-machine gun fire, killing 3 and wounding 13; on leave from his base, he tells his captors he wanted to destroy the Parti Quebecois.

1982

Gilles Villeneuve, from Berthierville, Que. dies in a 225 KPH accident while qualifying for the 1982 F1 Belgian Grand Prix.

1970

Beatles release “Let it Be” album.

1962

Oskar Schindler and his wife Emilie Schindler are honored for saving 1200 Jews during WWII,.

1945

German General Wilhelm Keitel formally surrenders to the Allies represented by the United States, the UK, France and the Soviet Union in Berlin.

1933

Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.

1886

Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be called “Coca-Cola.”

1878

1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines.

1847

The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.

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