Good morning Bendigo! 09.01.14

Good morning Bendigo!

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 32. Sunny.

For more detailed weather news click here. 

TRAINS

All trains have been replaced by coaches while works are done on the Bendigo rail line. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Police looking for man involved in Kangaroo Flat crash

 Police are looking for a male driver in his early 20s who fled the scene of a fire after the stolen car he was driving crashed into a road sign on Wednesday night. 

Acting Sergeant Forbes Klemm said the man was not a danger to the public. 

"However, leaving the scene of a collision is irresponsible," he said. 

"The driver has also fled the scene of the fire on High Street.

"We take that very seriously because the fire could have spread quickly.

"The driver is known to police."

Bali deaths: police delay return of Noeline Bischoff and daughter Yvana's bodies to Australia

Bali police are delaying the return of the bodies of an Australian mother and daughter who died at the weekend because they are yet to rule out criminal activity.

Sunshine Coast nurse Noeline Gay Bischoff and her 14-year-old daughter Yvana died on Saturday, less than 24 hours after arriving on the east coast of the Indonesian holiday island.

- ABC

THE HIT LIST

Photographer's Choice: Jim Aldersey

GALLERY: Oceania Masters athletics championships, day five

Serpentine fire: Three flee burning car

Reader pictures: Great days of summer

Call for gun safety after Kerang shooting

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with Pope Gregory XV (Allesandro Ludovisi) (1554-1623); Thomas Warton, English poet laureate (1728-1790); Karel Capek, Czechoslovak author (1890-1938); Dame Gracie Fields, English entertainer (1898-1979); Simone de Beauvoir, French novelist and critic (1908-1986); Richard Nixon, US president (1913-1994); Sekou Toure, first president of Guinea (1922-1984); Brian Harradine, Australian politician (1935-); Joan Baez, US folk singer (1941-); Jimmy Page, British rock musician (1944-); Crystal Gayle, US singer (1951-); Joely Richardson, British actress (1965-); Dave Matthews, US musician (1967-); Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982-).

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. What is the study of wine known as?

2. Julie Roberts turned down Shakespeare in Love because which actor of her choice did not get to play Shakespeare?

3. In which country is the city of Baku?

4. When is Halley’s Comet predicted to make its next visit in Earth’s vicinity?

5. What shape is a roll if it is rugelach?

DID YOU KNOW?

Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open. 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1324 - Death of Italian explorer Marco Polo.

1719 - France declares war on Spain.

1792 - Russia ends war with Turkey by Treaty of Jassy.

1793 - French aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard makes the first balloon flight over the North American continent.

1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt (the Younger) introduces income tax at two shillings in the pound to raise funds for the Napoleonic Wars.

1806 - Lord Nelson, mortally wounded in the hour of the British fleet's victory at Trafalgar in October 1805, is buried at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

1868 - Last transportation of convicts to Australia: to Fremantle, Western Australia, where ship Hougoumont arrives with 279 prisoners.

1970 - France agrees to sell Mirage military jets to revolutionary regime in Libya.

1972 - Fire destroys the liner Queen Elizabeth in waters off Hong Kong.

1973 - White-ruled country of Rhodesia closes its borders with Zambia to try to cut off black liberation forces.

1977 - Palestinian nationalist suspected of having planned attacks on Israeli athletes at 1972 Olympic games in Munich is arrested in Paris by French intelligence agents who identify him as Abou Daoud.

1978 - Islamic revolution erupts in Iran.

2011 - Men and women walk to election stations in the middle of the night to create a new nation: Southern Sudan after a two-decade civil war with the north, a conflict that left two million people dead.

2012 - Panama promises economic aid for protesters who participated in 1964 riots that many believe eventually spurred the US to hand over control of the Panama Canal in 1999.

2013 - India summons Pakistan's top diplomat in New Delhi to formally complain about an attack on an Indian army patrol in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir that killed two soldiers and left their bodies mutilated.

JOKE OF THE DAY

For my next trick I intend to eat a percussion instrument sandwich.

Drum Roll Please!

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 

Daily quiz answers: 1. Oenology  2. Daniel Day-Lewis  3. Azerbaijan  4. 2061  5. Crescent shaped

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