June 24, 1980 - The Atlanta Flames franchise moved to Calgary, Alberta

The Atlanta Flames were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 1972 to 1980. The team was relocated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada for the start of the 1980–81 #NHL season and were renamed the #CalgaryFlames. The NHL returned to the city with the Atlanta #Thrashers for 1999–2000 NHL season. The Thrashers left the city for Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 2011 to become the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets, making Atlanta the only NHL city in the modern era to lose 2 franchises.

Apr. 12, 1980 - Terry Fox begins his “Marathon of Hope” at St. John’s, Newfoundland

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