Tuesday, March 1, 2011

On this day in History March 1...a pinch and a punch for the first of the month!

And no pay backs!
White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits in thick onion gravy with carrots and parsnips...
Good morning you non-fruit-bat-pee-drenched-chickadees!

HMS Pioneer, pictured HERE, was wrapped up and given as a pressie to the Aussie Govt for the RAN in 1913.

The only monastic town in Australia, New Norcia, a Benedictine mission for Aboriginal People was started on this day in 1846 with the foundation stone for the monastery laid  a year later on this day in 1847.

The idiot box was bathed in colour after this date in 1975.

Way back in 1901 The Powers That Be so enjoyed playing with little boats in the bath tub that they decided to create the Commonwealth Naval Forces on this day.
It's better known these days as the-about-to-turn 100 yrs old Royal Australian Navy.


Australia's military aviation was begat on this day in 1914 at Point Cook.

The Australian Rail Tram and Bus Industry Union, aka the Public Transport Union, came into being in this day in 1993 after a merger of a squillion different unions.

The Australian White Ensign was officially adopted by Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Madonna the RAN on this day in 1967.


  1. okay I read your post below and had visions of incontinent fruit bats, given they just pee anywhere and anytime. Poor hubby, its like he is a target lol.

    I didn't realise there was a white ensign let alone at ran had adopted it. Also I must be dense today cos I am not getting the connection between that and the ladies names you mentioned lol. I get its sarcasim but can you join the dots for me on this one please lol.stop laughing!! :-P

  2. A pinch and a kick for being so quick!!

    AND ... thanx so much for joining in my Blog hop!!