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Morning Start: Frank Hayes

Your morning start for Wednesday, May 31

Good morning everyone! Get out of bed, it’s time to get your day started!

Fun Fact: 100 years ago, a jockey named Frank Hayes won the Belmont Park in New York despite being dead.

He had a heart attack and died mid-race but his body stayed in the saddle. Him and his horse won despite having 20-1 odds.

On this day

In 1879, Madison Square Garden opens in New York City.

In 1884, ‘flaked cereal’ is patented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.

In 1961, rockstar Chuck Berry opens his own amusement park in St. Louis, Missouri called Berryland.

In 2004, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ is released in theatres.

In 2008, Usian Bolt breaks the world record in the 100-metre sprint.

In 2010, Chris Haney, a Canadian journalist who created the board game Trivial Pursuit, dies at 59.

In 2014, ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes the first video on YouTube to reach two billion views.

National holidays

Today is National Macaroon Day, National Save Your Hearing Day, National Smile Day, and World No Tobacco Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

In Kelowna


In Penticton


In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

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In Vernon


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On Monday night, Chicago White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks pitched in the big leagues for the first since being diagnosed with stage four cancer in December.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Clint Eastwood (93), actress Brooke Shields (58), actor Colin Farrell (47), NFL hall of famer Joe Namath (79), rapper DMC (59), actor Chris Elliott (63), actress Lea Thompson (62), and pop singer Normani (27).

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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