Paul Henderson (born January 28, 1943) is a former professional ice
hockey player from Canada. A left winger, he played thirteen seasons in
the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple
Leafs and Atlanta Flames and five in the World Hockey Association for
the Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls. Appearing in over 1,000 games,
he scored 376 goals and 758 points. He led Team Canada to victory at
the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union, scoring the game-
winning goal in the sixth, seventh and eighth games, the last of which
was voted the "sports moment of the century" by The Canadian Press. The
series, played at the height of the Cold War, was viewed as a battle for
hockey supremacy. Henderson played in two All-Star Games and has twice
been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (individually and as a
member of the 1972 national team). He was inducted into the
International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2013.
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Horace Walpole coined the word "serendipity" in a letter he
wrote to a friend, saying that he derived the term from the Persian
fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip.
Choudhry Rahmat Ali published a pamphlet entitled "Now or
Never" in which he called for the creation of a Muslim state in
northwest India that he termed "Pakstan".
The Lego Group, a Danish toy company, patented the design of
Lego bricks (pictured).
U.S. President Ronald Reagan lifted price controls from
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We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human
suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and
sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing
to contribute to the political state that we profit from. We must say no
once more. Man is not free to watch impassively the enslavement and
dishonor of men, nor their struggles for liberty and honor.
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