Morning Express – Wednesday, April 17

Photo by April Jokelainen

We go from an ideal Spring day yesterday to a miserable couple of days ahead, including today. Starting with some clouds then scattered showers this morning and afternoon. Expect some brisk winds from the east as well. Temperatures a little on the cool side for our daytime high. Showers redevelop for this evening and overnight.

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the “Indies” with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

1982 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth II sign the “Proclamation of the Constitution Act”, establishing the “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” as part of the country’s new Constitution

2011 “Game of Thrones”, based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

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

The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty that ended which war?
Answer: The War of 1812


Don’t forget your umbrella today – you may need it throughout the day!


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