Good afternoon – it’s Wednesday, April 4th. Dorothea Dix, US activist for the indigent mentally ill, and Superintendent (with mixed results) of Army Nurses during the Civil War, was born on this day 110 years ago. And (in honour of Shane Kneebone’s birthday) I can tell you that it’s the 48th anniversary of The Beatles occupying, for the first time, the top five positions in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart 😉

At least as importantly, it’s 969 days until the next state election – that’s only 2 years, 7 months and 25 days from now, Mr Premier…

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