Cynna Kydd is an Australian netball player. She is currently goal
shooter for the Melbourne Phoenix in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy,
after a controversial defection from local rivals the Melbourne
Kestrels in early 2006. Kydd had previously played for the Kestrels
since 2000, and was the Kestrels captain from 2005 until her
An often accurate and high-scoring shooter, Kydd was voted as the
Commonwealth Bank Trophy's Most Valuable Player in 2004, and was a
frequent member of the Australian national netball team from 2003 to
2005, but injury and a downturn in form saw her dropped from the
national side in early 2005. Although she took some time to settle
at the Phoenix after her shock departure from the Kestrels, she
subsequently recovered to have a successful season, and remains in
contention to re-enter the national team in 2007.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid took control of Syria and
Palestine in the Battle of Yarmouk, marking the first great wave of
Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
Bulgarians led by Tsar Simeon I drove the Byzantines out of Thrace
with a decisive victory in the Battle of Anchialus.
The "1812 Overture", an orchestral work by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
At least 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invaded
Czechoslovakia, abruptly ending a period of political liberalization
known as "Prague Spring".
Estonia regained its independence in the Singing Revolution, breaking
away from the Soviet Union.
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