What a miserable collection of stuffs for today!
Just remember, it happened in the past and we must learn from it.
Especially the crappy VFL results.
I shall be offline for a week starting tomorrow so don't send out the cavalry, I'll just be naval gazing and meditating to the hum of the bees.
1975 - Jack Lang, "The Big Fella", controversial former NSW Premier and brother in law to poet Henry Lawson, shuffled off this mortal coil just a few months shy of his 99th birthday.
1969 - Carlton was done over by Richmond in the VFL Grand Final.
1975 - North Melbourne downed Hawthorn to win the VFL Grand Final that year.
1956 - Operation Buffalo was a series of 4 nuclear tests at Maralinga begun on this day; contrary to official reports at the time subsequent research found troops were ordered to run, crawl and walk through contaminated areas and that large numbers of Aboriginal People had also been exposed to the fall-out.