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
Ada Lovelace Day, aimed at increasing the profile of women in STEM
Birthdays for actors Hugh Jackman (1968) and Josh Hutcherson (1992)
• 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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