The Centralian Advocate Tue 28 Sep 2021
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 2021 OPINION 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 48BC Pompey theGreat, a leading statesman and general of the Roman Republic, is murdered in Egypt on the orders of Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator king of Egypt. 1066 William the Dukeof Normandy lands at Pevensey, Sussex, and begins the Norman Conquest of England, to claim the crown. 1745 British nationalanthem God Save the King is first performed, at Londons Drury Lane Theatre after a production of Ben Jonsons play The Alchemist. 1826 The first volumeof poetry by a nativeborn Australian is published. It is titled Wild Notes from the Lyre of a Native Minstrel by Charles Tompson. 1895 French chemistand pioneer microbiologist Louis Pasteur dies at the age of 72. He is best known for the invention of a method for treating milk and wine to remove bacterial contamination, called pasteurisation. 1924 Two US Armyplanes land in Seattle, having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days. 1950 The 3rd Battalionof the Royal Australian Regiment arrives to help UN forces in Korea. 1964 The mute harp-playing member of the Marx Brothers comedy trio Harpo Marx (born Adolph Marx, (pictured) dies at 75. 1969 A meteoritelands near Murchison in Victoria. About 100kg of material is collected and shows the meteorite to be rich in organic matter. 1973 Sydney OperaHouse opens after 16 years of construction at a cost of $100 million (compared to the original estimate of $7 million). 2011 The governmentopens all frontline combat roles to Australian women, the first time in the nations defence force history. 1964 September 28 birthdays PETER FINCH 1947 BOB CARR Australian politician As Leader of the Labor Party, Carr was the Premier of NSW from 1995 until 2005. He later entered federal politics as a Senator for NSW. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2012 until 2013. 551BC CONFUCIUS Chinese philosopher Confusciuss teachings formed the basis of east Asian society. Those teachings remain influential across China and east Asia today. 1836 THOMAS CRAPPER English inventor An English businessman, he established Thomas Crapper & Co in London. He held nine patents, three of them for the improvement of water closets, such as the floating ballcock. The company opened the worlds first bath, toilet and sink showroom. 1901 ED SULLIVAN American TV personality The Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast for 23 years from 1948 until 1971. It set a record as the longest-running variety show on American television. In 1995, Sullivan was ranked at 50 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. 1916 PETER FINCH Australian actor Finch is best remembered for his role as crazed newsman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network. He became the first person to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting role when he was judged Best Actor for the role, which also earned him his fifth BAFTA Best Actor award. 1934 BRIGITTE BARDOT French actor An aspiring ballet dancer in her younger years, Bardot started her acting career in 1952. She earned international recognition for her role in the 1957 film And God Created Women. She retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. 1935 BRUCE CRAMPTON Australian golfer Crampton had 14 wins on the PGA tour between 1961 and 1975. He twice won the Vardon Trophy, awarded to the player with the lowest stroke average on the PGA Tour, in 1973 and again in 1975. Crampton was inducted in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2001. The flat earth society claims to have members all over the globe? That explains everything. The Virginian Fresh? When i was a kid, peeling onions was notorious for making the eyes water. A potent, healthy vegetable! See if u can find a supermarket brown onion that will do that today. Im with outraged at the outrage. If those tourists dont want to see dead animals on the side of the road they should go to the Gold Coast and go to (Wally world) fun parks. Col, Waterfront Thanks to NT Foodbank (and donors to its resource stock), many Territorians who would otherwise be well short of nutritional intake are being fed and looked after in terms of the food they need for sustenance. Foodbank is a wonderful organisation deserving our appreciation and thanks. Thanks too, to staff and volunteers who give unstintingly for the sake of feeding so many people. Appreciator Reports of crocodiles encroaching into very little consideration. Regarding Mr Pecks comment on Sun Cable Australias land mass is 10,500 times that of Singapore. The Doc The Darwin Woolies car park has got to be the worst car park in Darwin. If I want to feel road rage I go there, otherwise I avoid it. Calm Driver Can someone explain to me why people clap the sun as it goes down at the markets? Confused Cant wait to get my tourism voucher, Im ready for a holiday to escape the Build-Up heat. Troppo Man Umm can someone get me the number of that hot court reporter? I agree with the utes (re: Monday Sept 27 texts) its a nightmare driving alongside those souped-up beasts. My little car stands no chance in a drag race at the lights against those 4WDing bad boys. FOOD CONNOISSEUR The annual laksa festival has transformed the month of November. Its staid ordinariness has vanished. Darwin has become a city where laksa delights have turned November into a month of extraordinary generosity and culinary experiences for thousands of locals and visitors alike. swampy areas closer and closer to urban areas should not be ignored or treated complacently. A no go zone should be established at a distance beyond an agreed perimeter. This boundary should be mapped and treated as a ring of steel, with relocation (or culling) for crocodiles to keep them away from human habitation. Controller Importing WA senior police must be outlawed. Those people are born with an anti-firearms owner mentality. Pat of Anula. You may not remember but a lot of European countries did exactly that when they all got together and formed the EU. They left Australian farms and others with billions of dollars in product with
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