Good morning Bendigo! 13.08.14

Good Morning Bendigo! 

Another chilly morning and to top it off my car wouldn't defrost! I tried for about 10 minutes before giving up and walking. Did anyone else have this problem?

WEATHER

Morning frost but turning into a sunny day with a top of 14.

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TRAINS

No delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Message comes through

ALMOST 12 months to the day since Joe Hockey cut the ribbon on Liberal House Bendigo, the building saw a gathering of a different kind.

Held to highlight the one year mark since the now federal treasurer spoke on Bull Street, the Bust the Budget rally attracted up to 400 protesters on Tuesday.

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said the treasurer should have mentioned the government's plans for its first Federal Budget.

Robin Williams made two attempts on his life in his final hours

Los Angeles, California: The iconic comedian Robin Williams made two attempts on his life in his final hours, according to details released by the Marin County Sheriff's Department.

Marin County's assistant chief deputy coroner, Keith Boyd, said Williams' body was discovered by his personal assistant just prior to midday on Monday.

Robin Williams 'downsized' before death

In 1996 Robin Williams told his good friend Christopher Reeve he would pay his medical bills after a horse-riding accident left Reeve paralysed from the neck down.

Williams’ generous offer was him honouring a pledge the two actors made to each other while they studied and lived together during the 1970s at New York’s prestigious Julliard School. The deal was whoever made it big first would help the other. After a string of box office successes from the 1980s right through to the late 1990s, including Mrs Doubtfire, Hook and Dead Poets Society, Williams was in a position to support his good friend.

TODAY IN HISTORY

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

1910 - Death of Florence Nightingale, British nurse in the Crimean War.

1932 - Adolf Hitler rejects the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he is prepared to hold out "for all or nothing".

1942 - Walt Disney's animated feature Bambi premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1989 - Thirteen people die when balloon crashes at Alice Springs, central Australia.

1996 - Australian government announces budget will include $400 million cut to Aboriginal funding.

2011 - Queensland Police charge a 42-year-old Perth man, Brett Peter Cowan, with the murder of missing boy Daniel Morcombe, who was 13 when he was last seen waiting for a bus in December 2003.

BIRTHDAYS

Fidel Castro (1926) - Infamous Cuban dictator and revolutionary who came to power in 1959 and served as his country's Prime Minister until 1976 and it's President from 1976 to 2008.

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - April 29, 1980) - Renowned Hollywood director, who brought us the classic horror films Psycho and The Birds.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Sebastian Stan (1983) - An actor known for playing Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger.

DAILY QUIZ

What is the next note on a keyboard above G?

What is examined with an otoscope?

What type of food is a macadamia?

What was Glenn Miller’s main instrument?

Which part of our body systems controls sight, hearing and touch?

DID YOU KNOW?

Honey enters your blood stream within 20 minutes of being eaten.

JOKE OF THE DAY

A police recruit was asked during an exam “What would you do if you had to arrest your own Mother?” He replied “Call for backup”.

Quiz answers

1. A 2. Ear 3. Nut 4. Trombone 5. Nervous system

Have a great day! 

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