/ 19 March 2021

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the first senior face-to-face meeting in almost 9 months – Alaska

World Sleep Day

National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence

Birthdays for Glenn Close (1947) and Bruce Willis (1955)

Anniversary of:
• the Lumière brothers recording the first footage ever using their newly patented cinematograph (1895)
• the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932)
• the beginning of the Invasion of Iraq by American and British-led forces (2003)
• the death of automobile engineer John DeLorean (2005)

4.30pm (AEDT) – Horse Racing – Golden Slipper Stakes – Rosehill, Sydney

UN International Day of Happiness

UN French Language Day

Persian New Year

World Oral Health Day

World Storytelling Day

International Astrology Day

Birthdays for Aussie author David Malouf (1934), film director Spike Lee (1957) and actor Holly Hunter (1958)

Anniversary of:
• the founding of restaurant chain KFC (1930)
• the marriage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1969), and David and Angie Bowie (1970)
• Oz closing the international border amid the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
• the deaths of Malcolm Fraser (2015) and Kenny Rogers (2020)

World Down Syndrome Day

International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

World Poetry Day

International Day of Forests

Birthdays for actors Gary Oldman (1958) and Matthew Broderick (1962)

Anniversary of:
• the death of Pocahontas (1617)
• Persia officially being renamed Iran (1935)
• the wedding of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (1945)
• Ethiopia abolishing its monarchy after 3,000 years (1975)
• Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula (2014)

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