It is no question that in our 375 years, Montreal has seen some shit.\nThe good, bad, ugly and beautiful all made our city what it is today.\nTake a look at these 12 historic moments in Montreal history that helped shape our city.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIf the streets of Montreal could talk, I am sure they would have a lot to say. Throughout its existence, Montreal has surely seen its fair share of notable events.\nSo many incredible and historic moments have gone on throughout our city, but not all of us locals know about each of these specific moments. Montreal has always been a city filled with life and energy, which is one of the many reasons why it is so loved by the masses.\nThroughout the 20th century, so many important moments were had in Montreal. From famous weddings, to sports victories as well as some tragic moments, all these moments, both good and bad have taken part in creating the tapestry that is Montreal.\nEach of these events has helped our city become what it is today, and the memories shared by those locals who took part in these moments is part of what makes Montreal such a fabulous place to live.\nThis little walk through memory lane will demonstrate some of the most memorable and historic events to go down in the 514 during the 20th century.\nCeline Dion says, "I do"\nView this post on Instagram Happy birthday to the one and only Celine Dion! And the and only bride to be able to carry off this headdress. #saintclarkbridalsuite #celinedionwedding #headdress #80sand90sbride #happybirthdaycelinedion A post shared by Saint-Clark Bridal Suite (@saintclarkbridalsuite) on Mar 30, 2018 at 3:41pm PDT\nCeline Dion is probably the most famous person to come out of our province. Her effortless talent has won over the hearts of not only Montreal locals but citizens from around the globe who flock to see her perform.\nCeline is one of the greatest talents the world has ever seen and it was an honour for her to have her wedding here in Montreal.\nCeline Dion got married at The Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal in 1994. In 2016, her husband Rene Angelil’s funeral was held at the same church.\nLes Canadiens win their first Stanley Cup\nArchieves De La Ville De Montreal\nMontreal is fanatical when it comes to hockey and their love for the Habs. In 1916, the Montreal Canadians brought home their first-ever Stanley Cup and it is safe to say that the city went a little crazy.\nAlthough the Habs have won a total of 24 Stanley Cups throughout their existence, the first time is still the most memorable of them all.\nThere is something about your first that you never forget.\nJackie Robinson plays in Montreal\nMontreal Archieves\nJackie Robinson is one of the most legendary baseball players to ever live.\nKnown as the first black player in the MLB in 1947, this history-maker has a major connection to our city.\nYou may have noticed a mural of Robinson on Saint-Laurent Boulevard and the reason for that is because Robinson played for the Montreal Royals in 1946.\nMontreal embraced Jackie Robinson before the world did, which is something you may not have known about our city!\nREAD ALSO: This Trans Contestant Is Making Quebec Reality Television History (Video)\n1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series\nThe series between Canada and USSR is a historic moment in hockey that will be spoken about forever.\nThis was an eight-game series of competition that was held in 1972. The intention of the series was to create a “best-on-best” competition between NHL players.\nGame one took place in Montreal and it is safe to say hockey lovers throughout our city flocked to watch this history unfold before them. Canada ended up winning the series in the final game.\nExpo '67\nMontreal Archieves\nIn 1967, the general exhibition called Expo '67 took hold of Montreal from April 27th until October 29th.\nThis is still considered to be the most successful World’s Fair throughout the 20th century. It was the most attended fair to date, with 62 participating nations, and it was one of the most incredible and influential things to go on in our city.\nI really hope this experience can one day find a place in our city again, but chances are, this was a one-time deal.\nThe Montreal Expos get relocated\nMontreal Archieves\nThe Montreal Expos had a home in our city from 1968 until 2004. On September 29th, 2004, the MLB announced that the franchise would be relocated to Washington, D.C. for the 2005 season and those thereafter.\nLater that night, the team played their final game and sadly lost 9-1. Nearly 32,000 fans came to see them play for one last time and if you ask Montreal Expos fans today about the loss of our team, they are still saddened by it.\nREAD ALSO: It's Official, The Toronto Raptors Are Holding Their Training Camp In Quebec This Year\nThe closing of the Lachine Canal\nView this post on Instagram 🚲 • • • #montreal #quebec #mtl #yul #montrealmoments #mtljtm #mtlmoments #mtlblog #dailyhivemtl #narcitycanada #narcityquebec #narcitymontreal #igers #igersmtl #igersmontreal #canada #explorecanada #exploremontreal #citygrammer #montrealworld #montreallife #rcmtl #514shots #montrealpics #streetof514 #mtlprodigies #montreal_gallery #livemontreal #mtlphoto @dailyhivemontreal @mtlblog @montreal A post shared by A£€X (@alexsb711) on Sep 3, 2019 at 4:30pm PDT\nIn 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway allowed ships to directly access the Great Lake ports, which contributed to the closure of the Lachine Canal.\nThe opening of the Seaway combined with the decline of shipping on the Lachine Canal left a lot of neighbourhoods devastated.\nThis shift in pattern marked our transition from an industrial economy to a service economy. In 2002, the canal reopened for boating.\nThe 1976 Summer Olympics\nMontreal Archives\nOut of all the things I wish I could have experienced in Montreal, the Olympic Games are at the top of my list. I can’t imagine the electricity that was felt throughout the streets of our city during this time.\nThis took place during the summer of 1976 and it is best remembered as the Olympic Games where Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn) became known to the world as “an all American hero.”\nIt is also remembered for Nadia Comaneci and her gold medal gymnastics routine that earned the first-ever perfect score.\nLiz Taylor and Richard Burton get married in Montreal\nView this post on Instagram In their first moment onscreen together, Elizabeth, as Cleopatra, whispers urgently to Richard’s Mark Antony, “To have waited so long, to know so suddenly. Without you, this is not a world I want to live in.” “Everything that I want to hold or love or have or be is here with me now,” Burton, in character, responded. When the two then embraced and kissed, the electricity was almost palpable. Eddie was not on the set that day, which was probably for the best. They filmed the scene a few times. The final time, they held the kiss so long that some observers actually began to feel a little uncomfortable. “Cut!” Joseph Mankiewicz said. They continued kissing. “I said, cut!” he repeated. “Don’t the two of you have any interest at all in eating lunch?” They broke their embrace and, after a few self-conscious moments, walked their separate ways, Richard with his few handlers and Elizabeth with her coterie of hairdressers, makeup artists, and others who were always fussing over her. #burtontaylor #taylorburton #richardandelizabeth #elizabethandrichard #dickenliz #liztaylor #lizanddick #elizabethtaylor #richburton #richardburton #elizabethloveforrichard #cleopatra #marcantony #1963 #60s #fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #mickfleetwood #lindseybuckingham A post shared by Liz & Dick (@elizabethandrichard) on Feb 7, 2016 at 2:38pm PST\nElizabeth Taylor has been married quite a few times, eight to be exact. However, not many people of our generation know that in 1964 superstars Liz Taylor and Richard Burton got married right here, in Montreal.\nThe ceremony took place at the Unitarian Church of Montreal and the reception was at the luxurious Ritz Carleton hotel on March 16, 1964. The pair later got a divorce…and then married again, though the second time the wedding didn’t take place on our fair island.\nThe tragic École Polytechnique massacre\nView this post on Instagram Polytechnique Montreal #montreal #quebec #polytechniquemontreal #visualambassadors #primeshots #instagoodmyphoto #colors A post shared by Mazin Tahir (@mazintahir) on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT\nThe shooting at École Polytechnique in Montreal is known throughout the country as the Montreal Massacre.\nThis horrendous mas shooting broke the hearts of all Montreal locals as fourteen women were brutally murdered.\nAnother fourteen people were injured in these events, ten women and four men. The events took place at the engineering school that is linked to Université de Montreal and the shooter was targeting women.\nThis event will forever be part of Montreal. If you want to learn more, the incredible and internationally renowned Quebecois filmmaker, Denis Villeneuve, made a movie about this shooting in 2009 and it is honestly incredible and very hard to watch.\nLearn more about the film Polytechnique here.\nREAD ALSO: Perspectives On U.S. Mass Shootings From A Canadian In Montreal\nThe Oka Crisis\nView this post on Instagram So, Happy Canada Day? #resist150 #okacrisis1990 #mohawk A post shared by Greg Horn (@tekanerahtaneken) on Jul 1, 2017 at 7:07am PDT\nAlthough this incident didn’t exactly take place on the island of Montreal, it was close enough to us for it to affect our history.\nThe Oka Crisis was a dispute over land between local Mohawk people and the town of Oka in Quebec, which is less than one hour away from our city.\nIt began on July 11, 1990, when police were brought in to intervene on gathering Mohawks who were protesting the expansion of a golf course onto unceded land. The stand-off lasted a total of 78 days, ending on September 26, 1990.\nTwo deaths were reported during these events and the well-publicized dispute ended up becoming a violent conflict between the armed forces and the First Nations.\nThe region has become a point of contention yet again, in recent months. Read more about it below.\nREAD ALSO: First Nations Chiefs Call For Calm After Oka Mayor Makes “Racist” Comments About Mohawk Nation\nJohn Lennon Bed-In Performance\nView this post on Instagram Il y a 50 ans aujourd’hui, deux célèbres invités ont marqué l’histoire de Montréal et de Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth en y entamant leur iconique Bed-in pour la paix. Célébrez avec nous cet événement grandiose, et propagez le message de paix et d’amour! ✌🏻+♥️ Fifty years ago today, two famous guests marked Montreal and Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth’s history by staging their iconic Bed-in for peace. Celebrate this milestone with us and spread the message of peace and love!#momentsqeh #mtlmoments #fairmontmoments . . . . . #bedin50 #givepeaceachance #johnandyoko #hairpeace #bedpeace #peaceandlove #downtownmontreal #hotellife #luxuryhotel #celebrations #spreadthelove #cityscape #montreal #514 #mtllove #montreality #livemontreal #somontreal #igersmtl #welltraveled #quebecoriginal #destinationcanada #beautifuldestinations #accorhotels #fairmonthotels #feelwelcome #treatyourself A post shared by Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (@fairmontqueene) on May 26, 2019 at 9:23am PDT\nJohn Lennon is a man that is remembered for so many things. He was a Beatle, a writer and most of all, an advocate for world peace.\nIn 1969, the Vietnam War was in full effect. Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono decided to hold a two-week-long bed-in performance for peace.\nHe spent one week at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and a second week in Montreal at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.\nThese performances were meant to be a nonviolent protest against wars and a promotion of love and peace.\nIt is pretty incredible that this went down in MTL! If you are a crazed John Lennon fan, you can actually stay in the same room as him at the Hotel, like Ciara did when she was here for Pride this year!\nDid we miss a monumental Montreal moment? Tweet us @MTLBlog on Twitter or send us a message @MTLBlog on Instagram.