Good morning Bendigo- 24.07.14

Good morning Bendigo!

WEATHER

Rain at times with a top of 11 degrees.

TRAINS

No reported delays.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Planes carrying MH17 victims land in the Netherlands

The first 40 bodies from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash have landed in the Netherlands. 

An Australian C-17 Globemaster carrying 24 coffins and a Dutch plane carrying 16 coffins, touched down at an airfield near Eindhoven Airport within a few minutes of each other about 4pm local time.

Wednesday is a day of national mourning in the Netherlands, which lost 190 people among the 298 passengers and crew who perished when MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was apparently shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine six days ago.

Royal Commission: community asks questions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse held a forum at the Bendigo town hall on Wednesday evening.

Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault chief executive Michael Beaumont-Connop said 90 to 100 people attended, with some travelling from Geelong, Echuca and Shepparton to attend.

Royal Commissioner Justice Jennifer Coate fielded questions from the community about the processes of the Royal Commission.

"People wanted to know things like what defined an institution," Mr Beaumont-Connop said.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate & 1-year-old James VI becomes King of Scots

1823 - Slavery is abolished in Chile.

1847 - Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, NYC

1915 - Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die

1963 - 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1965 - Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

1969 - Apollo 11 returns to Earth

1991 - U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system

BIRTHDAYS

1757 - Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)

1786 - Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)

1826 - Francisco S Lopez, [Tiran], president of Paraguay (1862-70)

1888 - Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)

1897 - Amelia Earhart, US aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)

1917 - Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)

1951 - Lynda Carter, Phoenix Az, Miss USA (1973)/actress (Wonder Woman)

1965 - Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)

1998 - Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin

If it's your big day, happy birthday!

QUIZ

Who plays the title characters in the TV comedy ‘‘Kath and Kim’’

What is the second book of the Bible?

Which two colours do the flags of Finland and Greece share?

According to the Bible, what was the name of the garden in which Adam and Eve lived?

What was the full name of Australian writer C.J. Dennis?

DID YOU KNOW

A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What is the difference between a piano and a fish?

You can't tuna fish!

Quiz answers: Jane Turner (Kath) and Gina Riley; (Kim); Exodus; Blue and white; Eden; Clarence Michael James Dennis

Have a sensational day,

Hannah

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