/ 22 May 2024

22 May 2024

10.00am (AEST) – ACMI’s ‘Beings’ exhibition opens – Melbourne

12.00pm (AEST) – Bowerbird Blues will be read across Australia for National Simultaneous Storytime 

12.00pm (AEST) – Launch of the 2-day Winter Challenge sports endurance event – Hobart

12.30pm (AEST) – Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor will give the Post Budget Reply Address to the National Press Club 

5.00pm (AEST) – Queen Mary to address the Global Fashion Summit in Denmark

7.45pm (AEST) – Soccer: Friendly match between Tottenham and Newcastle – Melbourne and watch on 10 Play

Crankworx Cairns (on until 26 May) 

Wear Orange Wednesday in celebration of SES volunteers 

International Day for Biological Diversity 

Harvey Milk Day – US 

Sherlock Holmes Day

World Goth Day 

Birthdays for Naomi Campbell (1970) and Novak Djoković (1987)

Anniversary of:

  • the abolishment of the transportation of British convicts to NSW (1840)
  • the founding of the non-profit news organisation Associated Press (1846)
  • Abraham Lincoln becoming the only US President to receive a patent (for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions) (1849)
  • the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay, who saw “something resembling a whale” (1933)
  • Ireland becoming the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote (2015)
  • the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 (2017)

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