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Morning Start: Sword fighting in the Okanagan

Your morning start for Thursday, Jan. 12
(Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Good morning OK! Let’s your morning start!

Fun Fact: Did you know you can take sword fighting classes in the Okanagan?

On this day

In 1896, the first x-ray photo is taken in the United States.

In 1969, the New York Jets win Super Bowl III.

In 1971, ‘All in the Family’ premieres.

In 1975, the Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl IX.

In 1993, Mario Lemieux announces he has Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

In 1995, the OJ Simpson murder trial begins in L.A.

In 2001, Disney Channel premieres ‘Lizzie McGuire’.

In 2006, the New York Rangers retire Mark Messier’s number 11.

In 2010, an earthquake in Haiti kills more than 160,000 people.

National holidays

Today is National Hot Tea Day, Kiss a Ginger Day, National Curried Chicken Day, National Pharmacist Day, National Kettlebell Day, National Youth Day, and Stick to your New Year’s Resolution Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with singer Zayn Malik (30), Amazon Executive Chairman Jeff Bezos (59), radio host Howard Stern (69), actress Kirstie Alley (would’ve been 72), metal singer Rob Zombie (58), actress Issa Rae (38), singer Ella Henderson (27), and NHL player Tim Horton (would’ve been 93).

Have a wonderful 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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