Good morning Bendigo! 02/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! This morning was surprisingly mild - what a nice surprise.

TODAY'S WEATHER

A few showers with a top of 12.

For more detailed weather news click here.

TRAINS

The 6.13am Southern Cross to Bendigo train is expected to be delayed by approximately 30 minutes due to a track fault.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bendigo marks centenary of goldmine disaster

HISTORIANS have called for a tourist hub and memorial wall to 900 Bendigo miners killed on duty to be built at the site of one of the state’s worst mining disasters.

Only a modest plaque marks the site where, on May 2, 1914 seven men were killed in an explosion 300 metres underground at the Great Extended Hustler’s Mine in Bendigo.

One of the goldmine’s managers, Richard Reed, risked his life to find bodies and rescue seven men on lower levels.

Thief takes motorcycle from Eaglehawk home

POLICE are calling for witnesses after a thief broke into a shed at Eaglehawk and took a motorcycle.

Police attended the residential property in Hunter Avenue, Eaglehawk on Monday, April 21.

They believe the KTM 150SX motorcycle, which has several race modifications, was taken between April 14 and 21.

Police are calling for witnesses who have seen the bike or have information regarding the burglary and theft to contact Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit or Crimestoppers.

HIT LIST

GALLERY: Students graduate from La Trobe

PICTURES: Police release CCTV images

Bendigo marks centenary of goldmine disaster

Team is pouring their talent into new cafe

MEGA GALLERY: Junior Sport action

Business booming for new cafe Golden Brew

DID YOU KNOW?

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your birthday congratulations! Have a big slice of cake, celebrate and try to forget about the fact you're getting older.

You share a birthday with feisty British singer Lily Allen (1985), Emmy-winning actress Christine Baranski (1952) and soccer legend David Beckham (1975).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1945 - German Army in Italy surrenders

1945 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders

1945 - Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste

1946 - Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die

1946 - The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.

1947 - Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten" premieres in NYC

1949 - Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"

1949 - Bolivian state of siege proclaimed

1949 - Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0

1950 - Carlo Terrons "Giuditta" premieres in Milan

1950 - Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration

1950 - Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China PR

[Playwright Arthur Miller] Playwright Arthur Miller1952 - 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"

1952 - 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet

1952 - Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers

1953 - 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02

1953 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq

DAILY QUIZ

Which title did Hillary Clinton prefer to First Lady?

In France what would you buy if you asked for pamplemousses?

Which Royal’s motto is “Ich dien” or “I serve”?

Which flavouring used in tonic water is taken from a cinchona tree?

Why might you be embarrassed by your lentigines?

JOKE OF THE DAY

Did you here about the guy who lost his whole left side?

He’s alright now!

Got a better joke? 

Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? 

Email hannah.carrodus@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Quiz answers: 1. Presidential Partner 2. Grapefruit 3. Prince of Wales 4. Quinine 5. Freckles

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