Good morning Bendigo - 25.07.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

It's feeling a little warmer out there this morning. Let's hope for some more sunshine today! 

WEATHER

A top of 13 degrees today with possible showers. 

Full details here

TRAINS

Smooth sailing on the Bendigo line.

But V/Line reminds passengers that new timetables come into effect in coming days. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bendigo scores first gold at games 

Bendigo cyclist Glenn O'Shea has won gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

O'Shea was part of the Australian team pursuit squad which defeated England in Friday morning's (AEST) final. 

The Australian squad was coached by Bendigo's Tim Decker.

Bendigo mother not guilty of manslaughter

 A collective sigh of relief filled Bendigo's Supreme Court this afternoon as a jury found Jayde Poole not guilty of the manslaughter of her infant daughter.

Tears and hugs between her family and her lawyers followed as the reality of the verdict began to sink in.

Contact lost with Air Algerie jet over Africa

An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties.

Another plane crash is likely to add to nerves in the industry after a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine last week and a TransAsia Airways crashed off Taiwan during a thunderstorm on Wednesday.

AND for a laugh this Friday, here's the Queen photobombing a Hockeyroos photo. Gold!

TODAY IN HISTORY

1547 - Henry II of France is crowned.

1729 - North Carolina becomes a royal colony

1837 - The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.

1938 - Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany

1944 - 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)

1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

1997 - Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, then happy birthday to you! 

You share it with, 

1795 - James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)

1844 - Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916)

1884 - Davidson Black, Canada, doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)

1917 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)

1923 - Estelle Getty, New York City, New York, American actress (Golden Girls, The Golden Palace)

1936 - Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect

1957 - Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother

1985 - James Lafferty, American actor

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why did Uncle Fred think he was built upside down?

Because his feet smelt and his nose ran!

DAILY QUIZ

What does the acronym UNESCO stand for?

England’s national rugby union team plays its home games at which ground?

What do the letters in the airline name QANTAS stand for?

What is the only mammal that can fly?

What two oceans meet at the Cape of Good Hope?

DID YOU KNOW

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache

ANSWERS

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; Twickenham; Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services; Bat; Atlantic and Indian

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