A couple of local stories appeared on The Canberra Times' front page on this day in 1966, but one particularly demonstrates differences in reporting style between now and then.
A story about Queanbeyan's Miss Australia candidate, Anne Fletcher, referred to women between the ages of 30 and 73 as "girls" in its headline - a term you wouldn't see used in this way in 2020.
The story said: "For about an hour-and-a-half last night 50 women at Queanbeyan Leagues Club auditorium let their hair down - they tried hair style after hair style at a wig-testing organised to help [the Miss Australia candidate].
"Mrs N. Boyd, who supplied the wigs, told her audience women aged from 30 to 65 were the biggest group of buyers.
"One of her customers was 73."
The story also included a photo, which was captioned: "Here Miss Fletcher compares two shades of wig with her own hair."
Otherwise, the biggest local news story of the day was about a committee of six churches, which planned to raise money for an interdenominational college at the Australian National University.