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Morning Start: The world’s largest sandcastle

Your morning start for Thursday, July 7
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Good morning! Grab your coffee and let’s get the day going!

Fun Fact: A special fun fact/on this day: In 2021, the world’s largest sandcastle was built in Bolkhus, Denmark.

The castle stand at 69.4 feet (21.16 metres) and weighs more than 4,900 tonnes. According to Guinness World Records, it is three metres taller than the previous world record, which was made in Germany in 2019.

On this day

In 1890, Henri Nestlé, the found of Nestlé, dies at 75.

In 1928, sliced bread is sold for the first time.

In 1969, the Canadian House of Commons approves equality of the French-English language.

In 1996, Nelson Mandela steps down as South Africa’s president.

In 2011, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” premieres.

National holidays

Today is Global Forgiveness Day, International Peace and Love Day, National Dive Bar Day, National Macaroni Day, National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day, National Strawberry Sundae Day, Tell the Truth Day, World Chocolate Day, and Thirsty Thursday.

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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with musician Ringo Starr (82), comedian Jim Gaffigan (56), actress Kirsten Vangsness (50), and Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic (53).

Have a great Thursday 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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