Good morning Bendigo! 01/02/2014

Good morning Bendigo!

TODAY'S WEATHER

To begin the first day of February, Bendigo is expected to hit a top of 42 degrees.

Phew! That's hot!

Remember to wear sunscreen if you are heading to the pool or beach.    

For more detailed weather news click here.

TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

'Bear' hug crushes England

AUSTRALIA beats England by eight wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the second match of the Twenty20 series, last night.  

- The Age

Man faces court over Rochester tent death

A MAN charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a woman in a tent in Rochester has faced court for the first time.

BDCA calls off weekend play

THERE will be no senior or junior play in the Bendigo District Cricket Association this weekend because of the heat.

With temperatures forecast for 40 degrees, the BDCA board made the decision on Thursday to postpone Saturday's start to round 11.

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. What happens to the rows of letters when reading down an eye chart? 

2. Pevez Musharraf was president of which country? 

3. Cassata is which type of food? 

4. Which side of a ship is starboard? 

5.Which zodiac sign of Gemini, Pisces and Taurus represents a human shape? 

DID YOU KNOW?

The colour of a chili pepper is no indication of its heat; usually the smaller ones are hotter. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with Victor Herbert, US composer (1859-1924); Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (1873-1938); Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator (1896-1956); Clark Gable, US actor (1901-1960); Ray Sawyer, US singer of Dr Hook fame (1937-); Terry Jones, British comedian (1942-); Normie Rowe, Australian singer (1947-); Billy Mumy, US actor-producer-writer (1954-); Princess Stephanie of Monaco (1965-); Sherilyn Fenn, US actress (1965-); Lisa Marie Presley, US singer (1968-); Pauly Shore, American comedian (1968-); Michael C Hall, American actor (1971); Graeme Smith, South African cricketer (1981-); Jodi Gordon, Australian actress and model (1985-).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1587 - England's Queen Elizabeth I signs warrant for execution of Mary Queen of Scots.

1884 - First volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.

1908 - Portugal's King Carlos I and Crown Prince are murdered in Lisbon, Manuel II becomes king.

1946 - Trygve Lie, Norwegian socialist, is elected United Nations Secretary-General; Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.

1998 - Miguel Angel Rodriguez wins the presidency in Costa Rica.

2009 - Gunmen abduct American UN worker John Solecki in Quetta, Pakistan, and kill his driver.

2011 - President Hosni Mubarak announces he will not run for a new term in September elections but rejects protesters' demands that he step down immediately and leave the country.

2013 - Former New York mayor Ed Koch, who helped re-energise the city in the 1970s and `80s, dies of congestive heart failure, aged 88; Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigns as US secretary of state, to be replaced by John Kerry.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What do you call an illegally parked frog? 

Toad. 

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

Have a great day, 

Maddie

Daily quiz answers: 1. They get smaller, 2. Pakistan, 3. Ice cream, 4. Right, 5. Gemini

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