/ 17 March 2021

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12.30pm (AEDT) – Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley addresses the National Press Club – Canberra

2.14pm (AEDT) – Start of round 10 of the America’s Cup – a win for Team New Zealand in one of the 2 rounds today will see it claim the series win – Auckland

To be sure, to be sure, it’s St Patrick’s Day

Dutch General Election

Birthdays for actor Kurt Russell (1951), musician Billy Corgan (1967), and musician Grimes (1988)

Anniversary of:
• the deaths of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (180) and Saint Patrick (461)
• Edward the Black Prince being made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England (1337)
• the patenting of the rubber band and self-raising flour (1845)
• Albert Einstein finishing his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of modern physics (1905)
• the birthdays of motorcycle inventor Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Nat King Cole (1919), fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969)

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