/ 25 March 2021

Squiz the day

7.20pm (AEDT) – AFL – Carlton v Collingwood – notable because it could host the world’s largest sporting event since the pandemic began if the 75,000 crowd limit is reached

Olympic torch relay starts – Japan’s Fukushima prefecture

2021 Stella Prize shortlist announced

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (UN)

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members (UN)

200th anniversary of the independence of Greece

Birthdays for Gloria Steinem (1934), Elton John (1947) and Sarah Jessica Parker (1965)

Anniversary of the:
• first Easter, according to calendar maker Dionysius Exiguus (31)
• British Parliament abolishing the slave trade throughout the British Empire (1807)
• birthday of Aretha Franklin (1942)
• debut of The Bachelor in the US (2002)

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