The year 2016...

The year 2016 was full of events. The US presidential election was pushed back by the "Modi Magic" - demonitaisation of high value Indian currency notes.
Historical win in French open by Djkovic, Elected parliment in Myanmar after 50years, world's longest at 57km tunnel railroad inSwiss, Mother Teresa declared saint, Irom Sharmila ends her hungerstrike after 16 years,etc., everything you know. I have compailed few chosen events of 2016 and presentted here in few pages in the datewise chronological order.

Happy Newyear 2017...

April 21, 2016:   Queen Elizabeth turns 90.

Queen Elizabeth turns 90: Why does the Queen have TWO birthdays?

The Duke of Cambridge (son of Prince Charles and Diana) has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday for helping him cope with the loss of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. "She's been a very strong female influence," Prince William said on Sky News. "And having lost my mother at a young age, it's been particularly important to me that I've had somebody like the Queen to look up to and who's been there and who has understood some of the more, um, complex issues when you lose a loved one." Diana died in 1997 in a Paris automobile crash.
How is the Queen celebrating?
Last year, the Queen gained the title of Britain's longest-ever reigning monarch. On Thursday, she achieved another milestone as the nation's first sovereign to celebrate her 90th birthday. She plans to mark the day with a walkabout near her main residence in Windsor, west of London, before lighting a beacon relay in the evening.
Later in the summer, formal celebrations will be held to mark her "official birthday," culminating with a national service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral and a giant picnic outside Buckingham Palace for 10,000 guests. On Wednesday, the monarch's celebrations began with another first: an official photograph of four generations of royals, featuring three future kings posing at Buckingham Palace. The image of the Queen, and Princes Charles, William and George will be on special stamps issued to mark the Queen's life.It's a milestone for 2-year-old Prince George, who makes his "stamp" debut, his first of many to come, pictured standing on a stack of blocks for a boost.


When are the Queen's birthdays?
The date of the Queen's birth was April 21, but she also has an official birthday on a Saturday in June every year. This year the Queen's official birthday was on Saturday June 11.
Why does the Queen have two birthdays?
The British monarch's birthday celebrations have often been held on a day that is not their actual birthday. The tradition is linked to the unreliable British weather because the Royal family want to hold the grand royal birthday parade in the summer. For example, Edward VII was born on November 9, but his official birthday was always marked in May and June during his reign.
Where did the tradition come from?
It is believed that the tradition started during the reign of King George II in 1748. George II was born in October but the annual summer military cavalcade became a celebration of the king as well as the armed forces.
How is the Queen's birthday celebrated?
The Queen's official birthday is always celebrated with a military parade known as Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade in London After Trooping the Colour, the Royal family traditionally gather to watch a military fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The Queen's Birthday Honours list is published around the time of her official birthday celebration in the summer. Her Majesty's actual birthday tends to be quite a private affair, although gun salutes mark the occasion.

The Queen's official birthday:Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 90th Birthday, Princess Charlotte Makes First Public Appearance

The Royal cypher:

The first letter always represents the Monarch's Christian name; this is always followed by the letter 'R' meaning 'Rex' for Kings or 'Regina' for Queen. So EIIR stands for 'Elizabeth II Regina' or 'Queen Elizabeth II'


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Roland Garros: French Open 2016:
Can Serena get her groove back? Will she win the title??

Bangzlore, May 22,2016
After winning Wimbledon last year she seemed certain to match Steffi Graf's calendar year Grand Slam from 1988 - but that didn't happen, and in her last two Grand Slams she has suffered surprise defeats, first to Robert Vinci at the US Open and then to Angelique Kerber in the final of the Australian Open.
The game’s most dominant player hasn’t won a major in 10 months, but Williams is coming off her first win of the year at the Italian Open. The defending French Open champion did not have an easy go in 2015, overcoming illness and determined challengers to win her 21st Grand Slam title. The French Open is the one Grand Slam Williams hasn’t won back to back, and she’ll be battling a bit of extra fatigue as she’s also slated to play doubles with her sister, Venus.

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