Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your Friday started ahead of the weekend!
Fun Fact: Every ‘c’ in Pacific Ocean is pronounced differently.
On this day
In 1845, Florida officially becomes the 27th state in the United States.
In 1875, U.S. Congress approves a 20 cent coin. It only lasted three years.
In 1885, AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) incorporates.
In 1919, the first North American international mail services take place from Seattle, WA to Victoria, B.C.
In 1921, Dr. Best and Dr. Banting from Toronto announce the discovery of insulin.
In 1931, the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ becomes USA’s national anthem.
In 1965, ‘My Girl’ by The Temptations reaches number one on the music charts.
In 1991, Los Angeles police officers beat motorist Rodney King, starting the Rodney King riots.
Today is National Soup It Forward Day, National I Want To Be Happy Day, Peach Blossom Day, World Hearing Day, World Wildlife Day, National Cold Cuts Day, Canadian Bacon Day, National Mulled Wine Day, and National If Pets Had Thumbs Day.
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In case you missed it
Kelowna drivers spending more time in traffic: Survey. Learn more here.
2 vehicles set on fire at Penticton car dealership. Learn more here.
Trial for man charged with murder of Shuswap woman changed to judge alone. Learn more here.
These bookmarks will bring you back to your childhood.
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If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with singer Camila Cabello (26), NBA player Jayson Tatum (25), chef Buddy Valastro (46), actress Julie Bowen (53), actress Jessica Biel (41), inventor Alexander Graham Bell, and former NFL player Herschel Walker (61).
Have a great weekend everyone!