/ 23 April 2021

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7.49pm (AEST) – NASA launches a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station – Kennedy Space Center, Florida

ABS Data Release – Migration, 2019-20

UN English Language Day

UN World Book and Copyright Day

Birthdays for John Oliver (1977), Gigi Hadid (1995), Dev Patel (1990), Prince Louis of Cambridge (2019)

Anniversary of:
• the crowning of Queen Anne at Westminster Abbey (1702)
• the AIDS-virus being identified as HTLV-III (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) (1984)
• the world’s first malaria vaccine beginning in Malawi by the WHO (2019)
• the deaths of Shakespeare (1616), William Wordsworth (1850), Boris Yeltsin (2007)


The 2021 Golden Raspberry Awards

Beginning of World Immunization Week (until 30 April)

UN International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 

Birthdays for Barbra Streisand (1942) and Ash Barty (1996)

Anniversary of:
• the knighting of Winston Churchill by Queen Elizabeth II (1953)
• the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh which killed 1,134 garment workers (2013)


Anzac Day

Starting at 12.30pm (AEST) – AFL – Anzac Round – various states

World Malaria Day

World Penguin Day

Birthdays for Al Pacino (1940), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Hank Azaria (1964), Renée Zellweger (1969)

Anniversary of:
• the publication of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719)
• Microsoft becoming the third US company to be listed with a market worth of 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon (2019)

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