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Post by Scrappy on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 am

23/10/1892
This one for Harpo

The 4th Marx brother was born
Milton Marx, or goes by the nickname of Gummo Marx , was born in New York
Unlike his brother Groucho, Gummo was married once and once only !!!
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:33 am

Correct Weight

1st Colin Defries
2nd Fred Custance
3rd Erik Weisz

Protest was lodged
Erik and others claimed he was the first make an aerial flight in Australia in 1910
Protest dismissed , no escaping the facts

Eric Weisz died on this day 31/10/1926 from a ruptured Appendix
Eric was his birth name, his more common name was Harry Houdini
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:04 pm

The man they call 'Muscles' turns 78 today
The man with the golden backhand
Happy Birthday to Kenny Rosewall
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Post by The Emperor on Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:56 am

first trotting meeting underlights in SA in 1920
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:15 pm

The Emperor wrote:first trotting meeting underlights in SA in 1920


Twas at Jubilee Oval
No details, but perhaps Red and Black can post how the night went
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Post by The Emperor on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:27 pm

At a well attended meeting of the South . Australian Trotting Club last week, the chairman (Mr. A. Frances) reported that arrangements had been mado for the inauguration1* of night trotting in South Australia. The Jubilee .Oval has been secured for three trotting race meetings, to bo hold in November. Tho opening night would be on Saturday, No- vember 6, second night on Saturday, November 13 , and tho third night on Friday, November 19. It was decided to give Ü100 in stakes for the first night, several members spoke on the above matter, and liberal donations were '(says a local paper) promised, and a large number of applications for membership were received. The opinion was freely expressed that night trotting would be a great success.
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:14 pm

A few years later they had Ostrich races at the Jubilee Oval
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Post by Lee on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:53 pm

Scrappy wrote:
The Emperor wrote:first trotting meeting underlights in SA in 1920


Twas at Jubilee Oval
No details, but perhaps Red and Black can post how the night went

I backed a couple of winners and it was a good night. Very Happy

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Post by A Mum on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:41 am

7th November 1861

The first Melbourne Cup was run.

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Post by bayman on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:34 pm

A Mum wrote:7th November 1861

The first Melbourne Cup was run.



ARCHER won it & the next one as well Wink i believe scrappy was at the course that day but was still wearing nappies & didn't have a bet
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Post by Thiele on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:20 pm

12.11.12 One of Australia's greatest bands broke up thanks INXS
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Post by Lee on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:55 pm

Never the same after Michael Hutchence died.
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Post by Thiele on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18 pm

redandblack wrote:Never the same after Michael Hutchence died.
True
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:14 am

14/11
World Diabetes day
IF you happen to have a bigger tummy than me, then your a candidate for Diabetes
We should all take care , but words are not enough
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Post by Southee on Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:25 pm

8/12/12

RIP John Lennon.

32 years ago today.....

Such a waste of a life......his music will live on forever Smile
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:17 am

He went for a swim on this day in 1967
And no one has claimed to have seen him ever since
Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia
Perhaps the greatest mystery in Australian history
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Post by Thiele on Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:03 pm

South Australia was born
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Post by bayman on Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:10 pm

Scrappy wrote:He went for a swim on this day in 1967
And no one has claimed to have seen him ever since
Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia
Perhaps the greatest mystery in Australian history


he works at Maccas with Elvis
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:25 am

19th of January 1976
John Nash , you were wrong ...
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:49 am

Didn't he used to open the batting for SA?
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Post by bayman on Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Scrappy wrote:19th of January 1976
John Nash , you were wrong ...


is that the guy that predicted the tidal wave at Glenelg ? if it was i remember being there as a kid, there were people everywhere & a lot had surf boards with them, my brother got the Premiers autograph that day (Don Dunstan)...from memory a lot of people believed him because they went interstate, some to Murray Bridge & other hills locations in the lead up to it.....perhaps Nash was a Mayan !!!
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Post by firstblood on Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:00 pm

bayman wrote:
Scrappy wrote:19th of January 1976
John Nash , you were wrong ...


is that the guy that predicted the tidal wave at Glenelg ? if it was i remember being there as a kid, there were people everywhere & a lot had surf boards with them, my brother got the Premiers autograph that day (Don Dunstan)...from memory a lot of people believed him because they went interstate, some to Murray Bridge & other hills locations in the lead up to it.....perhaps Nash was a Mayan !!!

I remember that day well.. Don Dunstan having a glass of wine on the Glenelg jetty waiting for the big tidal wave to come in.. i was at Gepps Cross getting my car serviced at the time and the amount of traffic heading North out of the city was unbelievable, cars with trailers, caravans, boats, you name it, they were leaving town.
Some i believe even sold their houses (cheap) before the big event.
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:31 pm

Bayman , correct
I was a teenager working as a Brickies labourer on that day
Never ever crossed my mind that John Nash could be right

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It was not John Nash the South Australian batsman , who was also a Norwood Footballer
Nor was it John Nash the singer, who had a hit in the 70s called 'I Can See Clearly Now'

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If it happened today , our houses would rise in value, both of our dwellings closer to the ocean !
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:38 pm

It is also another date in South Australian history
It was on this day in 19/1/2004 that David Hookes passed away
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Post by bayman on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Scrappy wrote:It is also another date in South Australian history
It was on this day in 19/1/2004 that David Hookes passed away


9 years ago Shocked doesn't time fly when you look back ?
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