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It happened on a… November 3

2014

New York’s 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks.

1998

“Shakespeare in Love” directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999).

1996

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant becomes the then youngest player to make his NBA debut (18 years, 2 months, 11 days).

1995

Toronto Raptors basketball team beats the New Jersey Nets 94-79, and Vancouver Grizzlies thump the Portland Trail Blazers 92-80 on opening night; first games for Canada’s new NBA expansion teams.

1994

First PlayStation console released by Sony Interactive Entertainment in Japan.

1985

French McLaren driver Alain Prost wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.

1958

Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time with the US Army’s 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border.

1957

Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space.

1911

Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.

1817

The Bank of Montreal opens its first branch and trades its first shares.

1507

Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.

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