Its my Birthday today

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

37 years old and still going strong.

What else happed on 2 November in History.

1355 – English invasion army under King Edward lands at Calais
1772 – Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
1783 – Gen Washington bids farewell to his army
1899 – Boers begin siege of Ladysmith Natal
1904 – British newspaper, “Daily Mirror,” begins publishing
1914 – Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 – Russia declares war on Turkey
1922 – Australian Qantas airways begins service (contrary to popular belief QANTAS does not stand for Queensland and Northern Territory Air Service is really mean Quick and Nasty Typical Australian Service)
1930 – Ras Tafari crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1942 – Montgomery (Br) defeats Rommel (G) in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)
1944 – Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
1953 – Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1954 – Taiwan and US sign military pact
1955 – David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli govt
1956 – Israel captures Gaza and Sheham
1962 – JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
1963 – Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
1976 – Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for president
1978 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 – Pres Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L King day

Famous Birthdays
1734 – Daniel Boone, frontiersman/explorer
1913 – Burt Lancaster, NYC, actor
1927 – John Sainsbury, English billionaire
1938 – Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
1968 – Whaleoil

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.