Morning Express – Friday, April 19

Photo by April Jokelainen

Another day of unsettled weather, we should see a little sun with some clouds but also some periods of scattered drizzle with a high of 7c a few more lingering showers are likely this afternoon and evening with a slight chance of flurries overnight. Some improvements over the weekend with a cool Saturday but then turning warmer on Sunday with more sun.

1770 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia. Writes in his log book that “what we have as yet seen of this land appears rather low, and not very hilly, the face of the Country green and Woody, but the Sea shore is all a white Sand.”

1775 American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts, with the “Shot Heard Round the World” fired later that day in Concord

1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st feature length film, “Stand Up & Cheer”

What is the largest religious monument in the world (located in Cambodia)?
Answer: Angkor Wat

In 1917, Finland declared its independence from which country?
Answer: Russia


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