Good morning my dear reader!
Another fabulous day in which to wend our wicked plots for the days doings!
Or maybe just park our arse and contemplate our naval.
One pigeon has felt the force of Friday the 13th already when his amorous advances towards a female of the species resulted in his sliding down the tiled roof and, in a very undignified manner, fluttering to the ground.
1988 - The passing of Sam Maxwell in Toowoomba may not raise a blip on your radar these days but go and read some of his life story and hard-work droving in the days before road trains HERE.
1946 - William Alexander Watt, Victorian Premier and acting Prime Minister, clicked his ruby red slippers, chanted "There's no place like home" and shuffled off this mortal coil.
Or the Mother Ship returned.
Something like that.
1900 - The Salvos were the leading entertainment of the day when 4,000 bods turned up to eyeball the premiere of their locally-filmed fancy flick Soldiers of The Cross.
1943 - Dorothy Tangney and Dame Enid Lyons became the first chickybabes to park their sit-upons (as members, not the Govts usual loose ladies) in Aussie Federal Parliament.
1972 - Trying to remove that pesky Aboriginal Tent Embassy by strong-arm means proved too difficult when the ACT Supreme Court declared the removal of the Aboriginal Tent
Embassy illegal because the law that underpinned it had not been
notified ‘in the prescribed manner’.
2010 - Crow-eater barrister and solicitor Penny Wong was sworn in as Minister for Finance and Deregulation in the Gillard Labo(u)r Cabinet.