Good morning Bendigo! 05.01.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 25. Shower or two developing.

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TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Double fatality: Three in police custody

THREE vehicles were travelling side by side moments before a crash which killed two people, a witness told police.

Two men, believed to be from the Bendigo area, died when their car hit a tree on the Calder Highway at Glenalbyn on Saturday.

A 35-year-old woman and 67-year-old man, who had been travelling in a separate car, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

They remain under police guard. 

THE HIT LIST

GALLERY: Two people under police guard following double fatality

Double fatality: Three in police custody

A life filled with love

Cricket 12 Years and Under Boys and Girls National Championships

House of the week: Architectural elegance

DID YOU KNOW?

The Greek national anthem has 158 verses. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor who had Taj Mahal built in India for his queen (1592-1666); Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani prime minister (1928-1979); Robert Duvall, US actor (1931-); Raisa Gorbachev, wife of ex-Russian leader (1932-1999); Umberto Eco, Italian writer (1932-); King Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938-); Athol Guy, Australian musician (1940-); Peter Luck, Australian TV personality (1944-); Diane Keaton, US actress (1946-); Mike Rann, former South Australian premier (1953-); Marilyn Manson, US rock singer (1969-). 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1066 - Death of Edward the Confessor, king of England who was canonised in 1161.

1589 - Death of Catherine de Medici, regent of France after the death of her husband Henri II.

1802 - John Murray names Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.

1871 - Group of Chinese find a nugget at Dunolly, Victoria, called The Precious, which yields 50.418 kg of pure gold

1972 - US President Richard Nixon orders development of the space shuttle.

1975 - A ship called the Lake Illawarra hits the Tasman Bridge across Hobart's Derwent River; seven ship's crew and five motorists die.

1981 - Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe, is arrested over the Yorkshire Ripper murders of 13 women makes his first appearance in court. He is later convicted of the murders.

2011 - Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a fierce opponent of the United States and head of Iraq's most feared militia, comes home after nearly four years in self-imposed exile in Iran, welcomed by hundreds of cheering supporters in a return that solidifies the rise of his movement.

2012 - An apparently co-ordinated wave of bombings targeting Shi'ite Muslims kills at least 78 people in Iraq. It is the second large-scale assault by militants since US forces pulled out the previous month.

2013 - Bushfires continue to burn out of control across large areas of Tasmania, destroying homes and resulting in the evacuation of thousands of people.

JOKE OF THE DAY

I was sat watching the TV with my dad when I asked him who Sherlock's assistant was.

"Watson."

"I said, who is Sherlock's assistant?"

Got a better joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Email merran.reed@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a great day,

Merran 

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