Today’s events include:
Sewing Machine Day – Queens Birthday
Today’s focus: Queens Birthday
Queen Elizabeth II was actually born 21 April 1926. Australia is still part of the British Commonwealth, so still recognises Queen Elizabeth II officially as the Queen of Australia.
Even within Australia, not all states celebrate the official birthday celebration on the same day. Western Australia celebrate it on 26 September 2016 instead, and (ironically) Queensland on 3 October 2016.
The official birthday is a public holiday in the states celebrating the event. It is also one of two dates (the other being Australia Day) where Her Majesty announces recipients of the Order of Australia honour.
Daily Trivia: In 1972, one group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe.