History for Saturday 22nd September 2012AD.

Today is Saturday the 22nd September 2012AD

Image   Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday, inventor born this day in 1791AD. He discovered the principle of the electric motor and changed the world forever.

Wilhelm Keitel, German Field Marshall born in 1882. During the Second World War he was one of Germany’s most senior military leaders. At the Nuremberg trials he was sentenced to death as a war criminal.

66AD. Emperor Nero creates ‘the Legion 1 Italica’ whose emblem was a boar.

1735. Robert Walpole is the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.

1869. Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Rhine Gold’ premieres in Munich.

Anno Domini.


Ben Chifley, 16th Prime Minister of Australia born 1885. Chifley’s government passed 299 bills in four years including such monumental ones as ”Australian citizenship’, ‘the Snowy Mountains Scheme’ and ‘the post war immigration act’. One of the most successful parliaments in our history. I am sure he would be turning in his grave when he sees what is happening at the moment!!!!!

‘Durry’ is tobacco and ‘Fremantle Doctor’ refers to the cooling afternoon breeze that arrives in Perth from the direction of ‘Freeo’, which is the local slang for Fremantle.

Watercolour Tip.

A one sided razor blade is very good for making corrections and scratching out areas that need more white. However be sure that you have finished painting as trying to paint over corrections done in this manner is always a disaster. Another useful tool is an old toothbrush. Here again the same rules apply!

Lots of maintenance jobs today. The potatoes are sprouting. Should have a crop at Christmas.


Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!


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