Good morning Bendigo - 14.06.14

It's a chilly morning out there, but I wonder how many Bendigonians are up early to watch the Socceroos take on Chile. 

Do you have a World Cup tradition? 

We'd love to know about it - and even see some pics. Send them through to emma.schenk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

WEATHER

A rainy day for Bendigo today, with a top of 15 degrees. 

TRAINS

No reported delays on the Bendigo line. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Zayden's family welcomes life sentence

THE family of Zayden Veal-Whitting has welcomed a life sentence for their son’s killer, but says it will never ease their pain.

Zayden’s father James Whitting, and his partner Michelle Kneebone, have spoken of their relief the monster who bludgeoned Zayden to death will not walk free for at least 32 years.

Life sentence for Harley Hicks

Harley Hicks has been jailed for life with a non-parole period of 32 years for the murder of Bendigo baby Zayden Veal-Whitting.

Delivering his sentence in the Supreme Court in Bendigo on Friday, Justice Stephen Kaye said the killing was “totally and utterly evil’’ and Hicks' offending put his case "in the worst category of offences of murder which come before the courts''. ​

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share it with Donald Trump, Boy George, Kevin McHale, Alan Carr and Lucy Hale. 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1381   The Peasant's Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.

1642   Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies.

1789   Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrives in Timor in a small boat. He had been forced to leave his ship when his crew mutinied.

1893   The city of Philadelphia observes the first Flag Day.

1922   President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.

1940   German forces occupy Paris.

1944   Boeing B-29 bombers conduct their first raid against mainland Japan.

JOKE OF THE DAY

I told my friend that she drew her eyebrows on too high.

She looked surprised. 

Have a good day.

Emma 

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