Morning Start: California as a Country

Good morning Okanagan! Let’s start Thursday!

Fun facts: If California were my country, it would be the fifth richest country in the world.

This day

In 1913, the Ford Motor Company created the world’s first assembly line and created the Model T.

In 1931, the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint began operations under the name of the Royal Canadian Mint.

In 1953, the first edition of Playboy was published with actress Marilyn Monroe on the cover.

In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move into the back seat of a bus.

In 1959, the first color photograph of Earth was taken.

In 1988, the world’s first AIDS Day happened to raise awareness of the epidemic.

In 1996, Wayne Gretzky became the first and only player in the NHL to reach 3,000 points.

In 2019, the earliest traceable patient was confirmed to have COVID-19.

national holiday

Today is World AIDS Day, National Women’s Day, Red Apple Eating Day, No Art Day, National Christmas Lights Day, National Cookie Cutter Day, National Peppermint Bark Day, and National Package Protection Day.

It’s also a new month! December is Donation Month, National Cat Lovers Month, National Drunk Driving Prevention Month, National Tie Month, National Volunteer Month, National Business Planning Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and World Food Service Safety Month.

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For those who missed

Watch out for the white, pale pink powder: Kelowna and Vernon Drug Warnings.

Kelowna City Councilman apologizes for ‘inappropriate remarks’ at public hearing. Click here for details.

Crystal wins the fight, Bedard wins the war, and the Kelowna Rockets fall to a sold-out crowd. Click here for details.


Are you looking forward to the Super Mario movie?!

celebrity birthday

If your birthday is today, actress Zoe Kravitz (34), singer/actress Janelle Monae (37), singer Vance Joy (35), comedian Sarah Silverman (52), singer /Actress Bette Midler, 77, comedian Richard Pryor (would have been 82), and MLB Hall of Famer Larry Walker, 66, from Maple Ridge.

Have a nice Thursday everyone!

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Morning Start: California as a Country

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