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Post by A Mum on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:21 am

Thought this could make for an interesting thread Very Happy

On this day in history....

6th August:

1881 - Bacteriologist and discoverer of penicillin, Alexander Fleming, was born.

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Post by A Mum on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:02 pm

8th August:

1802 - Explorer Matthew Flinders discovers Port Curtis in Queensland, now the site of Gladstone
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Post by bayman on Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:23 pm

who remembers 'on this day' ? the 5 minute history segment at the end of the nights television broadcast...yes folks the tv stopped broadcasting around midnight for many years & then went all night over the weekends for a while, was it Bob Pucetti ? with a rough voice who hosted the
mid-dawn show for a while
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:57 pm

Every year on a particular date the Advertiser mentions in its "on this day" column that John Howard and KG Cunningham were born on the same day. I think it was 1938. Seen it in there each year for a few years, most recently about 2 weeks ago.
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Post by C.K on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:30 am

bayman wrote:who remembers 'on this day' ? the 5 minute history segment at the end of the nights television broadcast...yes folks the tv stopped broadcasting around midnight for many years & then went all night over the weekends for a while, was it Bob Pucetti ? with a rough voice who hosted the
mid-dawn show for a while

Remember both of these very well, Station Close was a ceremonial thing in that era.

The Mid-Dawn Show was ahead of its time. Was indeed the American, Bob Pucetti, who used to have studio guests selling anything from garden supplies to used cars, in a studio format. He still lives in Adelaide and writes into newspapers from time to time.
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Post by A Mum on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:21 am

9th August:

1851 - Gold is discovered at Sovereign Hill, near Ballarat, in Victoria
???? - Footy chick was born (don't know what year?) Very Happy
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Post by A Mum on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:27 am

10th of August:

I can't find anything of great interest pale

Anyone else?

lol
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Post by JAS on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:03 pm

A Mum wrote:10th of August:

I can't find anything of great interest pale

Anyone else?

lol

Are you kidding?

1814...birth of Henri Nestle...the man who gave us Caramac, After Eights and Quality Street Wink

Take your pick on the others...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_August

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Post by A Mum on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:11 am

lol - thanks JAS Very Happy
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Post by bayman on Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Terry 'Hulk Hogan' Bollea turns 59 today, happy birthday Hulkster
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Post by A Mum on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:32 am

4th September:

2006 - Australian icon, Steve Irwin, is killed by a stingray pale
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:10 pm

Must have been only a few days later that Peter Brock passed away?
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Post by A Mum on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:09 pm

Oh really - was that today's date FF - same year then?
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Post by bayman on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:12 pm

A Mum wrote:4th September:

2006 - Australian icon, Steve Irwin, is killed by a stingray pale

6 years ago, crikey i would've thought 3 or 4 at most, time does fly
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:03 pm

A Mum wrote:Oh really - was that today's date FF - same year then?

From memory, A Mum, it was the same year, was perhaps a week or so later I think.

*Actually just checked wikipedia, Peter Brock passed away on 8 September 2006.

I remember at the time, people were saying "these things always happen in 3's". Someone else slightly less well known did die around the same time, although I can't remember who the third person was, now.
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Post by A Mum on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:52 pm

Yes I remember something too about a 3rd person now you mention it.
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:28 pm

Might have been Colin Thiele (from a google search, it appears he passed away about a week earlier).
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Post by A Mum on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:00 pm

You could be right there FF - I definitely remember something about 3 'famous' people all passing around the same time.
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:26 pm

7/9/1936 , a star was born
That'll be the day Buddy Holly was born
The day he died he was plane unlucky


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Post by Scrappy on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:40 am

10/9/1955

57 years ago the western classic series Gunsmoke was aired
635 episodes later in 1975 this iconic TV Western ended
2 characters Matt Dillon[James Arness] and Doc Adams[Milburn Stone] played parts for the duration of the series

This was a show I used to watch, and still do occasionally on Foxtel 114
Who can forget Kitty, Matt, Festus, Doc,Sam , and some of the others
They are all deceased presently
2 of the Gunsmiths from this programme are still alive
Newly played by Buck Taylor
And another who went on to further screen greatness was Quint played by Burt Reynolds

And the most frequent villain in the Dodge City setting would have to be the guy that looks a bit like Merv Hughes, that dastardly Victor French


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Post by Scrappy on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:56 am

10/9/1897
Congratulations to Taxi driver George Smith
George has the dubious honor of being the first motorist to be arrested for Drink driving in London
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:23 am

12/9/1959
Lorne Greene
Michael Landon
Pernell Roberts
Dan Blocker

All these guys starred in arguably the greatest Western TV series off all time, which premiered on this day 53 years ago
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:25 am

02/10/2012 , New York
This one for Harpo

Julius Henry Groucho Marx was born on this day
Groucho is a lover of cats
Lookalike of Adelaide Bookmaker John Thornton
Read everything by Irish writer Iris Murdoch
Did a TV show called You Bet Your Life [or could have been called Bayman this is your life]
Super band Queen had an album , A day at The Races , an album named after a a Marx brothers movie
Grouchos had a wish that when he died he wanted to be buried on top of Marilyn Monroe
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Post by bayman on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:34 pm

i'm sure Queen also had an album ''A night at the opera''

Groucho was very very good friends with Alice Cooper, Grouch loved Alice Coopers shows as it reminded him of Vaudeville & he took his contemporaries like Jack Benny to Alice Cooper shows, i'm sure on one of those albums there is a little cartoon type picture of Groucho on it..............

i've got an out take of You Bet Your Life when a girl came on similar looking to Marilyn Monroe &

Groucho says ''i see here (reading a cue card) you want to be a mother & be in show business, do you think you can do both''?

Girl, ''i think if you can keep your feet on the ground you can combine both''

Groucho ''if you keep your feet on the ground you'll never be a mother'' Laughing Laughing


ps, happy 122nd birthday to Grouch Marx....legends live on forever
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:26 am

Woob woob woob

This late great was born on this day

PS , happy 109th birthday ...legends live on forever
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