Monday, October 26, 2009

October 27 on the Rocket Clock...?

Crikey Moses, Mary mother of God and Joseph the carpenter!
Just opened one of my chronology sources for this date and it's spewed forth a literal stream of info I could surf along.
Fortunately for you, dear readers (and troll) I'm a generous soul when it comes to culling the crap...which kinda explains the ex hubby *snort*.

Enough of this frivolity, let us away to the deep, dark deeds of this date.....

1728 Someone whom Oz, NZ, Canada and Britain can all claim is dear old Jimmy Cook, pupped on this day in Marten-in-Cleveland in Yorkshire, he mapped the east coast of Oz, the whole of NZ, the Newfoundland coast and Canada's west coast before becoming the filling in a Sandwich Island meal.

1943 Kiwi soldiers made the first landing under fire since Gallipoli when they landed on Mono Island.
To see a photo click HERE.

1952 In Montreal streetcars were kicked to the kerb *sniff* and replaced with *yawn* buses.

1983 The very first exterior lift in NZ was installed in an office building on the corner of Manchester and Kilmore Sts.

1985 Celine Dion won 5 FELIX Awards.
My ears, they burn...............

1991 World-renown Indigenous tracker Jimmy James was commemorated in a plaque on North Terrace in Adelaide for his extraordinary talents in tracking crims and always getting his man.
For more info on Jimmy James click HERE and HERE.

1998 Aden Ridgeway became the first NSW Indigenous Person to hit Federal Paliament and, at that date, only the second in the whole of the Isle of Oz.

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.


  1. "1985 Celine Dion won 5 FELIX Awards."

    That was before she went on to win Crufts?

  2. I vaguely remember a movie made about Jimmy the tracker. Now I'm going to have to try and find it, off to IMDB........

  3. Woof.

    Oh, thanks, River, let us know if you find the title :)