/ 12 October 2021

12 October 2021

9.15pm (AEDT) – World Cup Qualifier – Socceroos v Japan – Japan

Spain’s National Day

Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea

Columbus Day in the US, and, in more than 100 cities and several states, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

World Arthritis Day

Ada Lovelace Day, aimed at increasing the profile of women in STEM

Birthdays for actors Hugh Jackman (1968) and Josh Hutcherson (1992)

Anniversary of:
• the first Oktoberfest when Bavaria’s royal family invited the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1810)
• Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh beginning to sell raincoats (macs) after patenting them (1823)
• The Day of Six Billion: when the 6 billionth human in the world was born (1999). We’re now at more than 7.9 billion…

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