Friday, 31 December 2010

Back to the Future? 31st December


Here's a free picture of a Stonechat. It's a recession after all.

Haha!!! I'm back, I bet you thought I'd gone away. In a sense I had, I was across the border delivering hampers and wads of cash to our fifth columnists in Sad and Lonely circles. Credit where credit's due it wouldn't have been possible without our key sleeper agents within the inner circle to destroy his Fatbirder ranking. After all, it was one of his prize ego-stroking posessions.

On this day...or should it be on this date? This has sparked a ferocious debate within our growing horde. It should be...

...on this day in history

(this statement allows for the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calender and allows for other calendars including and approximated dates in pre-history. Have any of the nobirds team ever had an education? It seems not)

Tally-ho! On this day in history.....

  • 1229 – James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian reconquest of the island of Majorca.
  • 1759 – Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.
  • 1951 – The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.
  • 1991 – All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date and the Soviet Union is officially dissolved.
Happy birthday to Bob Shaw.

Alternatively, in Northern Ireland recorded history on this date/ day doesn't start until:

  • A drake Goosander was shot on the River Lagan (1870)
  • A Hawfinch was at Hillsborough (1899)
  • A Goosander was at Acton Lake (1956)
  • 3 Pink-footed Geese were at the Comber Estuary (1966)
  • 9 Long-tailed Duck were on Lough Neagh (1967)
  • A Marsh Harrier was at Oxford Island (1976)
  • A drake Lesser Scaup was at Oxford Island (1996)

In case anybody but Gullface hasn't noticed I don't include the gull records - they're all rubbish, I've dumped them all.

'Cry baby cry, make your mother sigh, you're old enough to know better, cry baby cry'