The Courier-Mail

LOOKING BACK THOUGHT FOR F THE DAY

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10 YEARS AGO

Labor stalwart Pat Ogden is as much a Queensland institutio­n as his century-old Globe Hotel. The 82-year-old is about to call last beers and that means the Barcaldine pub, with its long links to the shearers’ strikes and the formation of the ALP, may fall to the bulldozers.

50 YEARS AGO

A Gold Coast salesman defeated the world’s bowling champion. The salesman plays bowls only once a week in club matches at Coolangatt­a. Stewy Shannon, 49, toppled internatio­nal titleholde­r David Bryant 31-27 in the first round of the Banyo champion of champions singles.

75 YEARS AGO

Most of the 1,150,000 children who will get the Victory Medal, struck to celebrate success in the 1939-45 war, will be puzzled to know what it’s all about. A Brisbane artist, two school teachers, and seven children yesterday could not give an idea of what the reverse pictured.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

— Martin Luther King Jr

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