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12.30pm (AEDT) – Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank, to address the National Press Club – Canberra
Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open (on until 6 Feb) – Melbourne
ABS Data Release – Building Approvals, December
Back to school for kids in Tassie and NSW’s Western division
Birthdays for Isla Fisher (1976), Amal Clooney (1978), and Elizabeth Holmes (1984)
• the establishment of the world’s first commercial cheese factory in Switzerland (1815)
• New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, the Hawke’s Bay earthquake, which killed 256 people (1931)
• the day the music died. Rock n’ roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP ‘The Big Bopper’ Richardson were killed in a plane crash in Iowa (1959)
• YMCA by Village People peaking at #2 on the US charts
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