/ 12 November 2021

12 November 2021

10.00am (AEDT) – A state funeral for Aussie TV icon Bert Newton is held in St Patrick’s Cathedral – Melbourne

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (until 13 November) – virtual

Company AGM – Lendlease

A hearing to formally remove Jamie Spears as conservator – Los Angeles, California

Ribit. Start of FrogID Week (until 21 November)

World Pneumonia Day

Birthdays for musician Neil Young (1945), author Naomi Wolf (1962), actor Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), figure skater Tonya Harding (1970)

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of artist Auguste Rodin (1840), founder of modern China Sun Yat-sen (1866), and actress Grace Kelly (1929)
• Leon Trotsky being expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power (1927)
• the first known photo of the so-called Loch Ness Monster being taken by Hugh Gray (1933)
• Cyclone Bhola becoming the deadliest cyclone ever recorded after killing up to 500,000 in modern-day Bangladesh (1970)

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