Good morning Bendigo! 10.08.14

Good Morning Bendigo! 

There's three words likely to be at the forefront of many people's minds this morning - Bendigo Writers Festival!  If the atmosphere on day two was anything to go on, the third and final day of the festival today is sure to delight. 

WEATHER

It's going to be a mostly sunny day today. We're already well on the way to today's top temperature of 12 degrees, with 8 degrees at 6.30am.

For more weather, click here.

TRAINS

There are no delays on V/Line services this morning. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bendigo has the write stuff: photos, video

Still living and breathing all things Bendigo Writers Festival? Take a look at some of our coverage of day two of the festival, with a video and photos.

The Capital theatre was a hive of activity and The Hub in particular, with books for sale, tables and chairs and even a live Twitter feed projected on the screen, was living up to its name.

Festival manager David Lloyd said the festival had got off to a great start and many of the Saturday sessions had enjoyed good attendance.

"The Man" coming to Bendigo

Two-time wold super middleweight champion Anthony "The Man" Mundine is coming to Bendigo next month.

Here to take part in a world record attempt for the biggest ever boxing lesson, he will lead the boxing lesson at Bendigo Stadium as part of a fundraiser for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Five Bendigo residents have organised the event, with a target of 600 participants to break the current record of 450.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1675 - Foundation stone of the Royal Observatory is laid at Greenwich in south London by order of King Charles II; John Flamsteed becomes the first Astronomer Royal.

1885 - First commercially operated electrical tram begins operation in Baltimore.

1914 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary at start of World War I.

1966 - Orbiter 1 is launched from Cape Kennedy and becomes the first spacecraft to transmit Lunar photographs of possible landing sites.

1997 - Photos of Princess Diana embracing Harrods heir Dodi Fayed are published in the London Sunday Mirror, raising speculation about her future.

2005 - Police in Brazil examine fingerprints and other evidence left behind by thieves who stole $US67.8 million ($A88.6 million) from the Central Bank in one of the world's biggest heists.

BIRTHDAYS

Jon Farriss, rock musician with INXS (1961-)

Michael Bivins, US singer-producer (1968-)

Angie Harmon, US actress (1972-)

Kylie Jenner, American model (1997-).


DAILY QUIZ

Which worker gave Ken barrie a hit - Bob the Builder, Postman Pat or the Singing Postman?

What is the main island of Japan?

Saxifrage is a type of what?

Which animal was used by Jenner when developing a vaccine against smallpox?

The song, “I Feel Pretty” comes from which musical?


DID YOU KNOW?

Every single possible 3 character .com domain has been registered


JOKE OF THE DAY

What bow can't be tied?

A rainbow!


Answers

1. Postman Pat 2. Hokkaido 3. Rock plant 4. Cow 5. West Side Story


Have a great day! 

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop