Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oct 15 and, Lo, we beheld the rainbow of people...and we thought it was damn good

 Toast and coffee is working its magic on my grey cells....although there's only just so much coffee can do with what is has to work with!

For new readers the colour-codes on the yearly dates represent -
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.

1672 The first export of timber from (originally named Murray Bay) La Malbaie was shipped on this day to France.

1824 Freedom of the press was recognised here in Oz.
You mean it wasn't created by a certain media mogul?!

1877 Sir George Grey, former Governor of NZ, became Premier.

1912 The first motor car trip to cross Canada reached Alberni, BC, after Brit journo Thomas Wilby and mechanic Jack Haney spent 52 days establishing the All Red Route.
Further details HERE.

2002 On Badu Island the Aragun Child Care Centre and Council Chambers were opened while on Moa Island the Islander Board of Industry and Service stores were opened.

2007 Anti-terrorism raids swooped in Urewera.
More info HERE.


  1. You know, I never realised there was a code.

    I just thought you were being colourful...

  2. Now Jeanie has admitted she is dumb, I confess I am too.

  3. LOL @ Jeanie and Andrew.
    Now I'll throw in some alterations to see if you're paying attention :P

  4. Here for my weekly marathon read.
    Have tea and toast, all settled, and now we're off to the races
    The press have taken "freedom" to stunning limits haven't they?
    Full of bullshit and innuendo is their idea of freedom.
    That and the knack of poetic license and manipulation of course...
    Best be shutting up now before the soap box comes out...
    Onto the next post...
    P.S I'd almost worked out the colour coding