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On This Day – June 22, 1936

Edward Cornelius (29), mechanic, to-day walked to the gallows with a smile on his face to be hanged for the murder of Rev. Harold Laceby Cecil. When the sheriff asked him if he had anything to say he shook his head and said, “No; I am all right.”

He stood quite steady on the drop until the lever was pulled.

Archbishop Head visited the condemned man yesterday, and spoke with him for more than 10 minutes. Cornelius had breakfast of bacon and eggs, and spent three-quarters of an hour in the company of a chaplain.

On This Day – June 13, 1923

INTRODUCTION OF VEGEMITE TO AUSTRALIA

On this day in 1923, the famous Australian breakfast spread was introduced.

It was developed by Dr Cyril P Callister for the Fred Walker’s company which would later become the Kraft Food Company.  Callister was hired to develop a spread from the richest known source in the Vitamin B group – Brewers Yeast.

The naming of the spread was left to the public, however the winners name is not recorded.  Fred Walker’s daughter chose the winning entry of VEGEMITE.

It was released to the public on this day with the marketing – “Delicious on sandwiches and toast, and improving the flavours of soups, stews and gravies”.

Australia has been enjoying Vegemite ever since! Although the rest of the world seem to wonder why!!

 

ON THIS DAY – October 31, 1900

Valentine Curtis Robertson, an inmate of the Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum, was placed in the dock of the Criminal Court to-day, and charged with the murder of Fitzroy Shanks, another inmate. It was alleged that on October 31, Shanks, who was an elderly man, was waiting near one of the cottages for his breakfast, when Robertson crept up behind him, and dealt him a blow on the head with a piece of wood, which felled him. He then battered him so savagely that death took place in two hours. The medical evidence showed that the prisoner was insane, and the jury found he was unfit to plead. Mr. Justice Hodges ordered him to be kept in strict custody until the Governor’s pleasure is known.

On This Day – June 22, 1936

Edward Cornelius (29), mechanic, to-day walked to the gallows with a smile on his face to be hanged for the murder of Rev. Harold Laceby Cecil. When the sheriff asked him if he had anything to say he shook his head and said, “No; I am all right.”

He stood quite steady on the drop until the lever was pulled.

Archbishop Head visited the condemned man yesterday, and spoke with him for more than 10 minutes. Cornelius had breakfast of bacon and eggs, and spent three-quarters of an hour in the company of a chaplain.

Queen Elizabeth II, merely has whole wheat toast with some light marmalade, and tea. Where Prince Philip has a much heartier meal because he likes a full British breakfast include eggs, bacon, toast and kippers.

Breakfast is served at 8:30 sharp in the Queen’s private, first floor apartment overlooking the Buckingham Palace gardens. Half an hour after breakfast is served, the Queen and Prince Philip are entertained by bagpipes. It is the continuation of a tradition started by Queen Victoria and which has continued uninterrupted (with a brief exception of WWII) until this day. In fact, it “is the principal duty of the Queen’s Piper to play every weekday at 9am for about 15 minutes when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Edinburgh’s Holyroodhouse Palace or Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands. The Queen is very knowledgeable about the pipes and notices the subtleties and any variations in the music.” See, “All in a Royal Day,” supra.

On This Day – June 13, 1923

INTRODUCTION OF VEGEMITE TO AUSTRALIA

On this day in 1923, the famous Australian breakfast spread was introduced.

It was developed by Dr Cyril P Callister for the Fred Walker’s company which would later become the Kraft Food Company.  Callister was hired to develop a spread from the richest known source in the Vitamin B group – Brewers Yeast.

The naming of the spread was left to the public, however the winners name is not recorded.  Fred Walker’s daughter chose the winning entry of VEGEMITE.

It was released to the public on this day with the marketing – “Delicious on sandwiches and toast, and improving the flavours of soups, stews and gravies”.

Australia has been enjoying Vegemite ever since! Although the rest of the world seem to wonder why!!

 

 

ON THIS DAY – October 31, 1900

 

Valentine Curtis Robertson, an inmate of the Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum, was placed in the dock of the Criminal Court to-day, and charged with the murder of Fitzroy Shanks, another inmate. It was alleged that on October 31, Shanks, who was an elderly man, was waiting near one of the cottages for his breakfast, when Robertson crept up behind him, and dealt him a blow on the head with a piece of wood, which felled him. He then battered him so savagely that death took place in two hours. The medical evidence showed that the prisoner was insane, and the jury found he was unfit to plead. Mr. Justice Hodges ordered him to be kept in strict custody until the Governor’s pleasure is known.

On This Day – June 22, 1936

Edward Cornelius (29), mechanic, to-day walked to the gallows with a smile on his face to be hanged for the murder of Rev. Harold Laceby Cecil. When the sheriff asked him if he had anything to say he shook his head and said, “No; I am all right.”

He stood quite steady on the drop until the lever was pulled.

Archbishop Head visited the condemned man yesterday, and spoke with him for more than 10 minutes. Cornelius had breakfast of bacon and eggs, and spent three-quarters of an hour in the company of a chaplain.

Queen Elizabeth II, merely has whole wheat toast with some light marmalade, and tea. Where Prince Philip has a much heartier meal because he likes a full British breakfast include eggs, bacon, toast and kippers.

Breakfast is served at 8:30 sharp in the Queen’s private, first floor apartment overlooking the Buckingham Palace gardens. Half an hour after breakfast is served, the Queen and Prince Philip are entertained by bagpipes. It is the continuation of a tradition started by Queen Victoria and which has continued uninterrupted (with a brief exception of WWII) until this day. In fact, it “is the principal duty of the Queen’s Piper to play every weekday at 9am for about 15 minutes when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Edinburgh’s Holyroodhouse Palace or Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands. The Queen is very knowledgeable about the pipes and notices the subtleties and any variations in the music.” See, “All in a Royal Day,” supra.

On This Day – June 13, 1923

INTRODUCTION OF VEGEMITE TO AUSTRALIA

On this day in 1923, the famous Australian breakfast spread was introduced.

It was developed by Dr Cyril P Callister for the Fred Walker’s company which would later become the Kraft Food Company.  Callister was hired to develop a spread from the richest known source in the Vitamin B group – Brewers Yeast.

The naming of the spread was left to the public, however the winners name is not recorded.  Fred Walker’s daughter chose the winning entry of VEGEMITE.

It was released to the public on this day with the marketing – “Delicious on sandwiches and toast, and improving the flavours of soups, stews and gravies”.

Australia has been enjoying Vegemite ever since! Although the rest of the world seem to wonder why!!

 

John Gorton, 19th Prime Minister of Australia, would enjoy a rather interesting breakfast. Peels and slices ripe juicy oranges, fries crisp and brown as many slices of lean bacon as needed. Each slice is broken in half. Then the bacon and orange slices are piled on hot buttered toast and a little of the bacon fat poured from the pan over each serving.