Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 19 = an unhinged date in history

Insanity reigned, gentle reader, on this day throughout history.
Well, insanity reigns in most historical events as there's always some percentage of insanity required to fire up the cause of the event, as it were.
1919 The Peace Day Rally in Melbourne broke down into fights and riots between returned soldiers and police.
The old adage 'fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity' springs to mind.
Read further details HERE.
1958 Perth did away with their trams.
See? Madness!! Complete and Utter Madness.
Thankfully cooler heads came to the fore and have been restoring the trams HERE.
1987 The final, very last episode of Countdown went to air.
Deranged! My eldest was barely a massively large bump under my humongous tent-like lady-like *ahem* dresses and did not get a chance to become a Countdown groupie.
Of which Molly is no doubt profoundly grateful.

But the most lunatic event that occurred was The Battle of Fromelles where far too many British and Australian boys were killed.
This is the 94th anniversary of this bloody battle with the newly discovered bodies recently being re interred.
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality

Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info. 
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour.
The Nylex Clock is still broken.
Lonsdale House is still demolished. 
But Kylie DID call JOY!!!!

3 comments:

BUSH BABE said...

Now THAT was an emotional rollercoaster - I was utterly addicted to Countdown. UTTERLY.

I see the Fromelles stories all over the news. Heartbreaking. Even this long on.

Trams. Yeah. Lunacy.
:-)
BB

River said...

I read a bit about that Fromelles story in the paper here, then got distracted by something almost burning in the oven and didn't get back to it. It's sad that they're still finding the bodies, but at least they're getting proper burials now.

Jayne said...

Countdown is such a loss to our culture, BB *snort* lol.

Yep, they're still being identified, River, some families are still waiting to hear.

ShareThis