Saturday, January 16, 2010

January sixteen until the Midnight Cock crows!

Today is Dies Saturni, Latin for Setern's Day that we all know and love these days as Saturday (or in broad Strine, Sat'dee).
Careful you plan on going to see amazing things at the theatre tonight...



1749 The Haymarket Theatre was host to one of the worst riots in history following the infamous Bottle Hoax of London.


1796 The first theatre, "The Playhouse", of the new settlement with 120 seat capacity opened at Sydney in Bell Row (Bligh Street).


1800 Fredericton, in New Brunswick, played host to the very first duel between John Bliss and Samuel Street over the question of slavery; shots were exchanged near the present-day Playhouse Theatre before Bliss apologised to Street.



1936 Union Airways began flitting through the air between the North and South Islands in its inter-island air service. Founded by WW1 Flying Ace Major Allister Miller who had fought in the theatre of war over the Western Front with the Royal Flying Corps.


1939 Joe Schuster, a chappie from Toronto, published his first ever Superman comic strip, after spending much of his childhood enthralled by the silent movies at the theatre where his uncle worked.


1941 Those Kiwi lassies showed they were of fine mettle when the NZ Women's Auxillary Air Force was born.


2002 The Indigenous Land Council handed over the title deeds to Coobabla Farm, in Westralia, to the Woolah-Wah Land Aboriginal Corporation.

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.

3 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

2002, I think that was a damned good year for the Indigenous peoples.... ahhh men :) Let us hope more great things happen in our life time like this.

Janine said...

you have got me interested now about the bottle hoax. I clicked on the link and got white space or was that the hoax? Anyway I am off to google it lol

Jayne said...

Exactly, Cazzie!

Umm, no, Janine, there was a page on the hoax :(

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