THAT June the 14th is the Annual Blood Donation day. Give a thought about sparing a pint and saving somebody’s life. Book you time at Pand Ks.
THAT the last bare knuckle professional boxing bout was between John L Sullivan and Jake Kilrain on July 8th 1889. Sullivan won by a knockout in the 75th round.
THAT the First Church Annual Book Fair is being held at the Town Hall from the 15th to 17th June. Thousands of books on sale , definitely something for everyone.
THAT money can’t buy happiness , but it’s more comfortable crying in a Mercedes than on a bike.
THAT if you believe everything that you read – better not read. (Japanese proverb)
THAT Marcel Boschma and the Livestock Improvement team have donated a rugby ball to every class at Martinborough School.
THAT this month there will be five Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This happens only every 823 years (not sure who went to the trouble to do the maths)
THAT if every molecule in a quarter of a cup of salt was a grain of rice there would be enough to cover Australia to a depth of one kilometre.
THAT a few more people are required to set up a Weight Watcher’s group in Martinborough. Interested? Contact Megan Gibson for details 3068 085 between 8am and 4pm.
THAT in July 1990 a 24km stretch of Cumbrian coast was declared unsafe following leaks from Britain’s Sellafield nuclear plant.
THAT when everybody is somebody no-one’s anybody (Gilbert and Sullivan)
THAT water molecules change direction at least 100 billion times a second due to collisions with its neighbours.
THAT ‘The great mass of people will more easily fall victim to a great lie than a small one’ – Adolf Hitler in Mein Campf 1923.
THAT 1,400 people commute to Wellington every day, half each by rail and car. However 680 people commute daily to Wairarapa from Wellington/Hutt
THAT a survey of college pupils in the Wairarapa showed that75% intended to move away from Wairarapa on finishing their college education.
THAT on 12t July 1944 the RAF became the first air force to fly jet aircraft in operational service.
THAT Wairarapa’s first vineyard was at Taratua near Masterton where 7,000 Pinot Noir vines were planted in 1897. These flourished until 1909 when the district voted for prohibition and they were subsequently destroyed.
THAT ‘It is uncertain if the spread of electronic technology will spread literacy or diminish the need for it’ – Educationalist Eugene Radwin July 1990.
THAT the first nuclear powered warship, the Long Beech, was launched on 14th July 1959
THAT 42.86% of the earth’s crust by weight is made up of sand.
THAT the Beatle’s cartoon film ‘The Yellow Submarine’ premiered at the London Pavilion on July 17th 1968