Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23 If you are reading this then I am not dead but off into the wide blue yonder!

1637 As the Presbyterian Church in Scotland dared to introduce new Catholic-style service books, Jenny Geddes took matters into her own hands and piffed a stool at the Dean of Edinburgh's head then it was on for young and old.
Further details HERE.
1909 Sir Frederick Holder, Speaker of the House of Representatives, popped his clogs after an unruly all nighter sitting in Parliament.
His last words were "Dreadful! Dreadful!" which could have been referring to anything, including those unruly politicians. In fact, everytime I spy a politician I feel the urge to exclaim "Dreadful! Dreadful!".
Read about him HERE.
1952 Yvette Williams jumped for joy gold at the Helsinki games.
Read more HERE.
1983  An Air Canada 767 ran out of fuel in mid-flight forcing it to make an emergency landing at Gimli airstrip.
The lack of fuel was due to metric conversion and fuel meter issues.
We can haz teh country in 1908, yez?

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.
 I'm off in the wilds of Dunolly, Home of the Gold and the Grain, so shall check your blogs when I'm conscious again Monday...sometime.

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