16 October 2021
4.15pm (AEDT) – Horse Racing – The Everest – Sydney
5.15pm (AEDT) – Horse Racing – Caulfield Cup – Melbourne
World Bread Day
Birthdays for musician Flea (1962), motorcycle racer Casey Stoner (1985), and tennis champion Naomi Osaka (1997)
• the beheading of Marie Antoinette (1793)
• Oscar Wilde’s birthday (1854)
• the foundation of the Liberal Party of Australia (1944)
• the publication of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847) and CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950)
• the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
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