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1631: Charles I agrees to return Quebec and Port Royal to the French.
1758: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
1817: The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
1901: City of Montréal passes by-law making indoor toilets compulsory.
1908: Creation of Saskatchewan Government Telephones; today's Sasktel.
1939: The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
1951: Northwest Territories women win the right to vote and stand for office.
1964: Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1967: The United States Supreme Court declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1991: Russians first democratically elected President, Boris Yeltsin.
1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson's home in Los Angeles.


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