Hi-5 were an Australian children's musical group formed in 1998 in
association with the children's television series of the same name,
which premiered on the Nine Network in 1999. The five performers
entertained and educated preschool children through music, movement and
play. Kellie Crawford, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Nathan Foley, Tim Harding
and Charli Robinson were the founding members. As one of Australia's
highest-paid entertainment groups, they were placed in Business Review
Weekly's annual list several times. The Australian Recording Industry
Association certified their album It's a Party as double platinum. Their
albums Jump and Jive with Hi-5, Boom Boom Beat, and It's a Hi-5
Christmas were certified platinum. By 2004, the original line-up had
received three Logie Television Awards for Most Outstanding Children's
Program and five consecutive ARIA Music Awards for Best Children's
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Today's selected anniversaries:
An explosion at the Brunner Mine in New Zealand killed 65 coal
miners in the country's deadliest mining accident.
First World War: Attempting to advance into Palestine, the
British were defeated by Ottoman troops at the First Battle of Gaza.
East Pakistan declared its independence from Pakistan as
Bangladesh, beginning the Bangladesh Liberation War.
A jury began deliberations in the trial of Jack Kevorkian, an
American practitioner of physician-assisted suicide who was charged with
murder in the death of a terminally ill patient.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Characterized by felicity.
2. Appropriate, apt, fitting.
3. Auspicious, fortunate, lucky.
4. Causing happiness or pleasure.
5. (linguistics) Of a sentence or utterance: semantically and
pragmatically coherent; fitting in the context.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The word "mundane" has come to mean boring and dull, and it
really shouldn't. It should mean the opposite because it comes from the
latin mundus, meaning the world, and the world is anything but dull; the
world is wonderful. There's real poetry in the real world. Science is
the poetry of reality.
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