13 October 2021
12.30pm (AEDT) – Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates addresses the National Press Club – Canberra
2.00pm (AEDT) – Aussie swimmer Chloë McCardel makes a bid to break the world record for the most English Channel solo swims, with her 44th swim
No Bra Day (suits us)
Birthdays for actor Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), champion swimmer Ian Thorpe (1982) and US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989)
• Greenwich in London established as the universal time meridian of longitude (1884)
• US champ Simone Biles becoming the most decorated gymnast in history when she won her record 25th medal at the World Championships (2019)
• the birthdays of Margaret Thatcher (1925) and Jamal Khashoggi (1958)
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