Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31 Did you know that I'm a bitch?

See, I've broadened your knowledge base already and I haven't even yet begun throwing trivial history facts that occurred on this date in Oz or NZ.

1945 The Custom Minister Richard Keane was anything but keen on the novel Forever Amber when he outlawed it as "an undesirable book".
Big bloody girls blouse.

Just to broaden your mindset a little wider, have a gander at Andrew's blog post on the disgusting fact that this beautiful Art Deco building, Lonsdale House, is to be demolished.
Sort of prompts one to ask why the old Palace/Metro Theatre, with it's rare Byzantine-style of architecture was allowed to be demolished last year....

1965 Sir Rohan Delacombe, who was Guv'na of Victoria, took his missus along for a nice Sat'dee outing when he opened the Puffing Billy Line from Belgrave to Emerald.

1976 John Walker won gold for the Men's 1500 metres for NZ.
More info HERE.

A certain copper-topped lady is ripening into a mellow wine today; you may feel the urge to pop along and wish her Many Whatsits....
I'll just be hiding under the dining table when she comes looking for me, ok?