Good morning Bendigo! 09/06/2014

Good morning Bendigo - Happy Queen's Birthday! 

Today we celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

Although she was actually born on April 21, 1926 - we celebrate her birthday on separate day (in other words she gets two birthdays)! 

So, I guess birthday wishes are in order - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEEN! 

WEATHER

Mostly sunny and a top of 17 degrees. 

TRAINS

No reported delays.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

John Lingard through to The Voice live shows

JOHN Lingard has won his way into the live rounds on The Voice.

The Bendigo singer-songwriter's rendition of Death Cab for Cutie's I Will Follow You Into The Dark was good enough to beat out fellow contestants Lionel Cole and Candice Skjonnemand.

Queen's Birthday Honours shared across a wide field of worthies

A dairy farmer, marathon runner, radio presenter, animal rights advocate and an Australian army captain are among the Victorians celebrated in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

- The Age

HIT LIST

1. NEWS: Maryborough says no to domestic violence

2. PICTURES: Central Victorian Chrysler Club Show 'n' Shine

3. SPORT: Skill errors cost Bendigo Gold

4. NEWS: Bendigo naval nurse awarded OAM

5. PICTURES: Jazz festival exceeds expectations

DAILY QUIZ

1. In music, which of the following is not a note, F, G, H? 

2. Which major river flows through New Orleans? 

3. Which country was formerly known as Portuguese West Africa? 

4. She’s still going strong but which decade was Tina Turner born? 

5. What is used to raise the natural pitch of a guitar? 

DID YOU KNOW?

Your liver has over 500 functions.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1873 - Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days

1934 - Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen

1958 - Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London's Gatwick Airport in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom

1979 - The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney (Australia) kills seven

2010 - At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 others are wounded as an explosion rips through an evening wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar

BIRTHDAYS

If it's your big day, happy birthday!

You share you birthday with Johnny Depp (1963), Natalie Portman (1981) and Happy Rockefeller (1926). 

JOKE OF THE DAY

Most people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

Got a better joke? 

Email madeleine.wines@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a lovely day,

Maddie

Quiz Answers: 1. H, 2. Mississippi , 3. Angola, 4. 1930s, 5. A capo 

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