/ 16 July 2021

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National Cabinet meets

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hosts a virtual APEC summit to discuss immediate action on the pandemic

Start of the Boulia Camel Races (on until 18 July) – Warenda, Queensland

A docu-series about tennis star Naomi Osaka debuts on Netflix

International Drag Day

Birthdays for children’s book author and illustrator Shirley Hughes (1927), actor Will Ferrell (1967) and golfer Adam Scott (1980)

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of American journalist and civil rights activist Ida B Wells (1862) and dancer/entertainer Ginger Rogers (1911)
• the publication of JD Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye (1951)
• the launch of the historic Apollo 11 mission sending Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon (1969)

4.30am (AEST) – Women’s Basketball – Australian Opals v Team USA – Las Vegas

8.00am (AEST) – Basketball – Australian Boomers v Team USA – Las Vegas

9.30am (AEST) – Men’s Cricket – T20 Series Game 5 – Australia v West Indies – Saint Lucia

8.00pm (AEST) – Rugby Union – Wallabies v France – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

This year’s Hajj begins with only fully vaccinated people allowed to participate – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

World Day of International Justice

World Emoji Day

Birthdays for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1954)

Anniversary of:
• the execution of Russian Czar Nicholas II, his wife and their five children by Bolsheviks (1918)
• the opening of the first Disneyland in Anaheim, California (1955)
• the death of Billie Holiday (1959)
• the downing of MH17 over Ukraine (2014)

11.00am (AEST) – Basketball – NBA Finals Game 5 – Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks – Salt Lake City, Utah

Start of National Farm Safety Week (until 24 July)

Nelson Mandela International Day on the anniversary of his birthday (1918)

World Listening Day

Birthdays for former Aussie cricket great Dennis Lillee (1949), Richard Branson (1950), Shaun Micallef (1962), Vin Diesel (1967), Elizabeth Gilbert (1969) and Kristen Bell (1980)

Anniversary of:
• the death of Jane Austen (1817)
• Kim Jong Un being appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea (2012)

Early morning – Cycling – Tour de France ends

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