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    Belgium’s National Day Anniversary of: • the creation of Central Park in New York (1853) • Sirimavo Bandaranaike becoming the world’s first non-hereditary female head of government in […]

 

 

Belgium’s National Day

Anniversary of:
• the creation of Central Park in New York (1853)
• Sirimavo Bandaranaike becoming the world’s first non-hereditary female head of government in modern history, as Prime Minister of Ceylon aka Sri Lanka (1960)
• the release of Guns N’ Roses’ debut album Appetite for Destruction, which became the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold (1987)
• the birthdays of Ernest Hemingway (1899) and Robin Williams (1951)

NATIONAL LAMINGTON DAY

According to Queensland Government House, the lamington was created by the chef of the state’s eighth governor, Lord Lamington, to feed unexpected visitors.

Since 2006 it’s even been honoured with its own National Lamington Day, which is 21 July.

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