Hi there Bendigo!
Hump day it is!
Also on this day in 1915, The Second Battle of Champagne began. That is a battle that continues to be fought out every Friday and Saturday night ever since.
Here's what else is going on this morning.
We are heading to a maximum of 21 today. Expect a mostly sunny day with late rain.
Apparently a good service running on the Bendigo line.
It was all quiet on the western front at the police stations around central Victoria last night. The fire station put out a bin fire but that is about it.
In news around Australia:
Australia's next top model is... Melissa
Melissa Juratowitch beat Shanali Martin, 16, to win the title of Australia's Next Top Model, which screened last night.
Juratowitch receives a one-year modelling contract with IMG Sydney, as well as international representation in the fashion capitals of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Kiwi team's America's Cup dream fading
Oracle Team USA have sailed away to their sixth victory in a row overnight, bringing them only one race behind Team NZ.
The win by 27 seconds on San Francisco Bay cut Team NZ's lead in the first-to-nine finals to 8-7.
The Kiwis once held a 6-1 lead.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING
- Our snappers will taking photos at the Bendigo Spirit season launch tonight
- We'll be making the trip out to Eppalock for today's Sailability Bendigo Season Launch
The freshest prince around, Will Smith, celebrates his birthday today. The man of steel, Christopher Reeve, was also born today.
Both Catherine Zeta-Jones and her estranged husband Michael Douglas have birthdays today. That promises to be an awkward blowing out of the candles!
THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1897 - 1st British bus service opens
1964 - The Kinks released the song You Really Got Me
1969 - Abbey Road was released by the Beatles
1997 - ER is performed live on TV
1997 - The initial 300,000-unit shipment of Elton John's Candle In The Wind 1997 sold out in Japan on its first day of release.
JOKE OF THE DAY
This one goes out to a Mr Jonathan Seddon who thinks this joke is hilarious.
What kind of bees give milk?
Got one that could possibly beat that? I doubt it! If you do email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great day Bendigo,