Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25 I can't seeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuu.

1795 Highway robber James Squire was granted 30 acres at Ryde where he threw together a brewery.
Yeah, typical of the select immigrants we get *snort*.
Further info HERE.
1865 British Army surgeon Major-General James Barry indulged in the popping of clogs, sailed off this mortal coil leaving behind a shell which was found to be that of a chickybabe not a bloke.
Further details on this uber-successful surgeon HERE.
1981 Anti-Springbok protesters disrupted the rugby match at Hamilton.
Further info HERE.
1989 The Canadian War Museum paid $79,000 at auction to get the Victoria Cross awarded to Private William Milne posthumously for his part in the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.
Thirsty work, thieving, back in 1950.

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.


  1. 30 bottles of beer on the wall,
    30 bottles of beer;
    Take one down, share it around,
    29 bottles of beer on the wall.

    Major-General Jmaes Barry was a woman??
    How the heck did he carry that off? Don't they have yearly physicals in the Army?