Wimbledon 2016 is happening right now (Milos is on the court playing his quarter-final match as I write this!) and it was this date back in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon Singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
While tickets to tour Kingston pen are selling out quickly, it was this date in 2000 Kingston’s infamous Prison for Women closed its doors in a private ceremony. It marked the end of a turbulent history at the 66-year-old institution, which has been the subject of at least 13 inquiries and commissions.
A citizens group dedicated to rail safety is holding a news conference this morning, 3 years to the day after the train disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Que. In 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed, igniting explosions and fires that incinerated the small town’s centre. Millions of litres of oil also leaked into the soil and nearby water bodies.
What will happen today that will make history years from now? It’s the day South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was given just six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013.
Hopefully in the next hour or so, it will be the day Canada’s Milos Raonic beat Sam Querrey to move into the semi-finals at Wimbledon. 😉 (UPDATE: Milos won! Yay!)
Have a BIG one!