40 MINS IN DOGS STOMACH

On this day …….. 3rd of June 2008 On the 3rd of June 2008, a cane toad emerged unharmed after spending 40 minutes in a dog’s stomach. Bella swallowed the toad after mistaking if for some meat pies her owner had tossed onto the lawn for her to eat at Bakewell, Palmerston, Northern Territory. The […]

PREFERRED SUICIDE TO GAOL

On This Day ……. 3rd June 1904 At the morgue the inquest into the circumstances relating to the death of the postal employe Thomas Best, was continued. ‘The particulars of the case were that Best, who was arrested on a charge of larceny, died through taking an alleged doss of strychnine. The inquiry was adjourned […]

MARYBOROUGH MURDER

ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd June 1937 Charged with the murder of John Woods, 56, prospector, at Maryborough (Vic.), on June 3, Reginald James Kilpatrick, 21, appeared before Mr Hauser, P.M., in the City Court. He was remanded until June 28. Police alleged that Kilpatrick, after murdering Woods, buried his body in a shallow mine […]

SHANNON McCORMACK – QBH NIGHTCLUB, SOUTHBANK

ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd June 2007 Shannon McCormack, 22, was punched outside the QBH nightclub around 4am on May 27, 2007, as he attempted to break up a fight. His head hit the ground when he fell and he died in the Alfred Hospital a week later. An inquest was held into the death […]

EUROBIN FIREBALL

On this day …….. 3rd of June 1976 At dusk, a flash of light and a terrifying noise exploded over three houses at Eurobin on this day. A ball of lightning had struck the houses. Sheets of iron were fused together, fencing wire welded, there was burn marks on wooden poles and fence posts, and […]

ELLEN MADDEN – ESSENDON

ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd June 1929 Ellen Theresa Madden, single, aged 19 years of Washington street, Essendon, died at the Women’s Hospital on June 3 from peritonitis caused by an illegal operation which had been performed on her a few days previously by persons whom the police had not traced. The coroner (Mr. D. […]

WILLIAM KELLY – GEELONG

ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd June 1849 Sarah Mullins, alias White, convicted of the manslaughter of Kelly, was next brought up for sentence. His Honor said she had had a very narrow escape from the sentence of death, as it was quite open to the jury upon the evidence to have returned a verdict of […]