Good morning Bendigo!
Happy Friday :-)
Windy with showers, a top of 15 degrees.
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Bendigo's V/Line service is listed as "good" this morning.
The second man involved in the Rochester Hotel gas explosion almost two weeks ago has died.
Dave Lobe, 52, had been fighting for his life at The Alfred in Melbourne since a gas explosion that also killed 34-year-old Barry Purtell on June 15.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident at Kangaroo Flat.
Aussie teen Nick Kyrgios is in new grand slam territory, having earned his place in the Wimbledon third round in extraordinary circumstances.
Royal commission pressure on CBA (The Age)
A powerful Senate inquiry has called for the Commonwealth Bank to face a royal commission to investigate fraud, forgery and allegations of a cover-up inside its financial planning arm.
TODAY IN HISTORY
678 - St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1867 - Bank of California opens doors
1914 - US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1929 - 1st color TV demo (NYC)
1940 - Soviet Army attacks Romania
1950 - North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean conflict
1954 - 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
1981 - Cambodia adopts its constitution
1998 - Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
1550 - Charles IX, King of France (1560-74)
1869 - Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
1880 - Helen Keller, Ala, blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many
1918 - Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
1938 - Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
1963 - Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
1975 - Tobey Maguire, American actor
1980 - Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
1984 - Khloe Kardashian, Los Angeles, California, American reality television star (Keeping Up with the Kardashians)
1. In which country are the Altamira cave paintings?
2. In batik what is painted on to fabric along with dye?
3. What is contained or held in a creel?
4. Which Alexander discovered penicillin?
5. Which children's nursery rhyme is linked to the Black Death?
DID YOU KNOW
Some dinosaurs had tails over 13 metres (45 feet) long.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Why does Tarzan yell? Because it hurts when he beats his chest.
Have a great day!
1. Spain 2. Wax 3. Fish 4. Fleming 5. Ring-a-ring-a-roses.