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Morning Start: Australia’s time zones

Your morning start for Tuesday, April 4

Good morning Okanagan! It’s time to get your Tuesday started!

Fun Fact: In Australia, half the year they have three time zones and the other half of the year they have five time zones. From April to October, they have three time zones. During daylight saving time, they have five time zones.

On this day

In 1896, gold is found in Yukon.

In 1968, activist Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

In 1973, the World Trade Center opens in New York City.

In 1974, Hank Aaron hits his 714th career home run, tying Babe Ruth’s record.

In 1975, Microsoft is founded.

In 1986, Wayne Gretzky sets an NHL record with his 213th point of the season.

In 1989, NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays in the last game of his career.

National holidays

Today is National Walk Around Things Day, National Tell a Lie Day, National Vitamin C Day, National Cordon Bleu Day, National Hug a Newsperson Day and International Carrot Day. It is also National Public Health Week and National Safety Window Week.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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This broadcaster lost his mind when two players with the same name were battling for the puck.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Robert Downey Jr. (58), actor Heath Ledger (would have been 44), actress Jamie Lynn Spears (32), magician David Blaine (50), actor Eric Andre (40), actress Natasha Lyonne (44), actor David Cross (59), actress Aliyah Royale (23), actor Craig T. Nelson (79), poet Maya Angelou (would’ve been 95), retired NHL goaltender Roberto Luongo (43), and internet sensation Grumpy Cat (would’ve been 11).

Have a great day everyone!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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