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Today in history: The world’s greatest athlete? He’s Canadian

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Today in History for Aug. 5:

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In 1100, Henry I ascended the throne of England, three days after his brother, King William II, was killed in a hunting accident.

In 1620, the Pilgrim ships The Mayflower and The Speedwell sailed from England.

In 1689, the little settlement of Lachine, just west of Montreal, was attacked by…

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