26 October 2023
10.00pm (AEDT) – Women’s Soccer – Olympic Qualifier – Australia v Iraq – Perth
Four people face court for murder of Cassius Turvey in WA’s Supreme Court – Perth
Company shareholder meetings – Woolworths Group; Wesfarmers; Cricket Australia; Ansell; Boral; South32; Whitehaven Coal
National Farmers Federation Annual Conference – Canberra
Austria’s National Day
Birthdays for Hillary Clinton (1947), Keith Urban (1967), Seth MacFarlane (1973), and Guy Sebastian (1981)
• the first use of a lead (graphite) pencil (1492)
• the eradication of smallpox, with the last natural case of smallpox discovered in Somalia (1977)
• the release of the film The Terminator (1984)
• Jacinda Ardern being sworn in as PM of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government (2017)
• the death of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria by US Special Forces (2019)
• the Uluru climb ban coming into force (2019)
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