Good Morning Bendigo 15-6-14

Good Morning Bendigo... bit chilly out there today!

Have you checked out the full moon just above the horizon to the north west of the city - not a bad sight!

WEATHER

Partly cloudy. Maximum around 15.

TRAINS

Bendigo service has the green light this morning - good service according to V/Line.

NEWS

Bendigo's newest bar and nightspot opened on Saturday night - welcome to Club Rouge owned by Simon and Sharon Lock of Borchelli Ristorante fame.

Click here to see pictures and story from opening night

One lucky patron will walk away with $10,000 cash at Bendigo Racecourse today as the Bendigo Jockey Club hosts its popular MossTrooper Steeplechase Day.

Click here for more details of the race day

Socceroo Tim Cahill has called a Chile player a 'cheat' in the aftermath of Australia's opening World Cup match which they lost 3-1 on Saturday.

Click here to read more

TIME TO TEST THE BRAIN - DAILY QUIZ

1 - What does tempus fugit mean?

2- What do the letters PB indicate beside a sporting competitor's name.

3 - A pipistrelle is what kind of creature?

4 - Which saint is commemorated at Lourdes?

5 - What type of flu was confirmed in Turkey in October 2005?

(See answers at bottom)

TIME TO EXPAND THE BRAIN - DID YOU KNOW?

The expression to 'knuckle down' originated from playing marbles.

TODAY IN HISTORY

What were the notable events of today in history?

1775: Us Army founded.

1834: Isaac Fischer Junior put a patent on sandpaper.

1850: San Francisco is ravaged by fire.

1901: Golf welcomes its first championship tournament.

1917: Germany launches its first air attack on England. 100 die.

1942: Anne Frank begins her now famous diary.

1942: Walt Disney releases a new animated movie - Bambi.

Check out the original 1942 trailer of Bambi by Walt Disney

1952: Jim Peters runs world record marathon in two hours, 20 minutes, 42.2 seconds. 

1953: Elvis graduated from high school in Memphis, Tennessee.

1962: The Boston Strangler, aka Albert DeSalvo, murders his first victim.

1973: Barrie Trinkle wins the 46th National Spelling Bee in the US with v-o-u-c-h-s-a-f-e... vouchsafe!

1982: Argentina surrenders in the Falklands Island war against Britain.

1990: The Supreme Court rules police checks for drunk divers constitutional.

BIRTHDAYS

If it's your birthday today... congratulations and many happy returns!

So, who do you share the day with?

1937: Waylon Jennings - singer.

1946: Donald Trump - US entrepreneur and TV personality.

1954: Jim Belushi - actor.

1963: Helen Hunt - actor

1964: Courtney Cox from the hit sitcom Friends.

1969: Rapper Ice Cube - musician.

1969: Steffi Graf - champion tennis player.

1973: Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother fame.

ANNIVERSARIES

1958: Nelson Mandela wed Winnie Madikizela on this day.

1963: Golden Girls actress Betty White married Password game show host Allen Ludden.

1981: Novellist Danielle Steel married John Traina.

1999: Rapper Eminem married Kimberly Anne Scott (for the first time).

JOKE OF THE DAY

Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?

The lettuce was a 'head' and the tomato was trying to 'ketchup'!

Sorry.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 - Time flies. 2 - Personal best. 3 - Bat. 4 - Bernadette. 5 - Bird flu.

FINALLY...

Have a great day!

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