/ 13 October 2021

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

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

No Bra Day (suits us)

World Thrombosis Day

Birthdays for actor Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), champion swimmer Ian Thorpe (1982) and US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989)

Anniversary of:
• 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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