I hope you're having a ripper weekend! The 2013 Bendigo Bank Fun Run is on today so jump out of bed and head into the CBD to cheer on the competitors.
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WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
The 2013 Bendigo Bank Fun Run will start from the Dai Gum San Chinese Gardens with a 5.25km, 10km or 15.55km run or 5.25km walk. Proceeds from the event will go towards buying new equipment for the operating theaters at Bendigo Health. We'll be heading along to cover the event and cheer on some competitors.
We'll also be heading along to watch some great tennis at the William Loud Bendigo International.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1824 - The first trial by jury is held in Australia.
1975 - The Queen opens an underwater pipeline to bring the first of Britain's North Sea oil ashore.
1995 - Teenager convicted of killing a British tourist at a highway rest stop is sentenced to life in prison in Monticello, Florida.
2011 - Doug Ashton, the patriarch of the world's longest family-run circus, dies in Perth aged 92 after a year-long battle with cancer; Greece is in turmoil and the world economy in limbo as a high-stakes game of political brinkmanship in Athens leads Prime Minister George Papandreou to abandon his explosive plan to put a European rescue deal to a referendum.
If it's your big day, happy birthday!
You share your birthday with US actress Kate Capshaw, British pop singer Adam Ant and Australian model Gemma Ward.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?
A: Because it wanted to get to the bottom.
Have a fabulous day,