John’s Believe It Or Not… July 17th

* 1976 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Montréal Olympic Games. * 1955 Disneyland opens * 1938 “Wrong Way” Corrigan crosses the Atlantic * 1975 Superpowers meet in space * 1996 Flight 800 explodes over Long Island

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* 1976 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Montréal Olympic Games.

In 1976, Montréal became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Games. The XXIst Olympiad, held from 17 July to 1 August 1976, included memorable performances from many athletes, including Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci and American decathlete Bruce Jenner. Although Canada did not win a gold medal at the Games, the Canadian team won 11 medals in total —more than double the number of medals won at each of the previous two Olympic Games. The Olympic facilities, while costly, became Montréal landmarks and many are still used for training and competition. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 17th”

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