/ 04 August 2021

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12.30pm (AEST) – National Archives boss David Fricker addresses the National Press Club – Canberra

ABS Data Release – Retail Trade, June

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Constitution Day – Cook Islands

Birthdays for author Tim Winton (1960), Barack Obama (1961), the Duchess of Sussex (1981),  Jessica Mauboy (1989), and actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse (1992)

Anniversary of:
• the invention of Champagne by Dom Pérignon (1693)
• the arrest of Anne Frank following a tip-off (1944)
• the release of Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog (1956)
• the capture of Nelson Mandela. He would spend the next 27 years in prison in South Africa (1962)
• Prince’s Purple Rain album going to #1, where it would stay for 24 weeks (1984)
• the Beirut blast, which killed 207 people (2020)

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