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!
Partly cloudy. Maximum around 15.
Bendigo service has the green light this morning - good service according to V/Line.
Bendigo's newest bar and nightspot opened on Saturday night - welcome to Club Rouge owned by Simon and Sharon Lock of Borchelli Ristorante fame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'!
1 - Time flies. 2 - Personal best. 3 - Bat. 4 - Bernadette. 5 - Bird flu.
Have a great day!