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It happened on a… September 1

2021

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks world record for goals scored in men’s international football; hits his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Republic of Ireland in Faro.

2020

BTS become the 1st all-Korean pop act to top the Billboard 100 singles chart with “Dynamite”

1999

Ex-Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux is approved as new owner of the struggling franchise; Penguins become first club in pro sports history to be owned by a former member of the team.

1995

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio.

1985

The Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition. The wreck site is located 963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the Newfoundland coast.

1980

Terry Fox abandons Marathon of Hope 135 days and over 5,000 km after it started at St. John’s, Newfoundland, on April 12; cancer has returned and spread to his lungs; hospitalized in Vancouver where he dies the following year.

1978

Last broadcast of “Columbo” starring Peter Falk on NBC.

1969

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution.

1941

Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David.

1939

World War II began when Germany invaded Poland.

1923

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan, killing 142,000 people.

1905

Saskatchewan and Alberta became the 8th and 9th provinces of Canada.

1889

Official opening of the Quebec Assembly building; a provincial member earns $800 per session.

1752

Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.

1715

King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1535

French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal).

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