Good morning Bendigo - 01.07.14

Good morning Bendigo! It's another cold one out there this morning. 

WEATHER

Top of 12 degrees today, with patchy fog throughout the day. 

TRAINS

Road coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Bendigo, meaning passengers should allow an extra 60 minutes for travel time. 

Regional rail link works mean only coaches will run on the line from until Tuesday, July 15.

Read more here

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Charges laid over fatal collision

A 45-year-old Kyneton man has been charged following a boat crash that claimed the life of a young girl. 

The charges come five months after the two-boat collision on January 10. 

John Lingard exits The Voice

Bendigo talent John Lingard's The Voice journey has come to an end.

The Bendigo singer-songwriter's was eliminated from the singing competition after performing a rendition of Kylie Minogue's Hand On Your Heart.

Rolf Harris found guilty on all 12 counts of indecent assault

Rolf Harris has been found guilty on 12 charges of indecent assault against four girls, from 1968 to 1986.

Mr Justice Sweeney said a jail term was “uppermost in the court’s mind” but he would hear evidence as to Harris’ state of health before sentencing on Friday.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1200 - In China, sunglasses are invented

1776 - 1st vote on Declaration of Independence

1820 - 1st edition of newspaper "Courrier de la Meuse" published"

1861 - 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF

1871 - The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada

1874 - 1st US zoo opens (Philadelphia)

1903 - 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins

1934 - 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY

1959 - World Refugee Year begins

1966 - Medicare goes into effect

1974 - 1st Laura Ashley-store in US opens (SF)

1993 - 1 second is added to the clock

BIRTHDAYS

1788 - Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry

1872 - Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel

1904 - Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)

1949 - John Farnham, Australian singer

1961 - Diana Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)

1961 - Carl Lewis [Frederick], Birmingham Alabama, sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96)

1966 - Simon Arkell, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-17th-92, 96)

1973 - Malina Milson, Australian softball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)

1981 - Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why don't tigers eat clowns?

Because they taste funny!

QUIZ

Which Kirsten played Charlotte York in “Sex and the City”?

Which tennis champion had a first name the same as a planet?

Which Liam voiced Aslan the lion in the 2005 Narnia film?

In which decade was Sven Goran Eriksson born?

What was Grace’s surname in the comedy “Will and Grace”?

DID YOU KNOW

Halley's comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062)

ANSWERS

1. Kristin Davis 2. Venus Williams 3. Liam Neeson 4. 1940’s (1948) 5. Adler

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