Friday, November 6, 2009

November 7 and ...hugging bears...and....stuff....

Mercifully I culled a lot for you today (cropped out the crap) so you can skim read the events and be so enthused as to repeat the tripe around the water cooler at work.....
*crickets chirping*
Pass the chocolate teddy bear bikkies, it's Hug A Bear Day and I'm determined to do my duty!

1886 What later prompted the Calgary council to recommend building civic and religious buildings out of sandstone instead of wood was due to a fire that razed 4 hotels, 3 warehouses and 4 business stores after initially beginning in a feed store on 9th Avenue.

1943 Singer Joni Mitchell was born as Roberta Joan Anderson in Fort McLeod, Alberta on this day.
For further details click HERE.

1970 Aoraki/Mt Cook was conquered by "long haired hippies" John Glasgow and Peter Gough.
Read more about the mountain HERE.
Because they could.
Because it was there.

1976 Robert Muldoon accused Minister for Agriculture Colin Moyle of having been picked up by police for "homosexual practices" the previous year which sparked off the Moyle Affair.
More details HERE.
*I have both 4th and 7th November, 1976 for this.

1982 The beautiful Cloudland Ballroom in Brisvegas was illegally demolished.
For pictures and full history click HERE.

2008 Today the military's assistance in the Govt intervention in the NT came to an end after beginning in June to help stamp out child sexual abuse.

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.

Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm.


  1. Ah Cloudland...
    PS Love the colour coding at the end!! Specially the last line.

  2. "it's Hug A Bear Day..."

    Hug a bare what?

  3. Hah, Brian, like your style. I was going to borrow one of the kids' teddies, but I'm thinking I might use your line on someone tonight. Hee.

    Outrageous? Humour? Sarcasm? Going to have to keep my eye on you Jayne!