/ 30 October 2021

30 October 2021

1.00am (AEDT) – Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup – Australia v England – Dubai, UAE

Horse Racing – Derby Day – Melbourne

G20 Leaders’ Summit – Rome (until 31 October)

Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security

Mischief Night (as distinct to ‘every night’ if you’ve got young kids…)

Anniversary of:
• the Communist Party of Australia being founded in Sydney (1920). It was dissolved in 1991
• Italian dictator Benito Mussolini forming government (1933)
• the radio broadcast of HG Wells The War of the Worlds, narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causing a mass panic when listeners thought that Earth was being attacked by Mars (1938)
• Clarence Birdseye selling the first frozen peas (1952)
• Kashmir losing its autonomous status, flag and constitution, as India brought it under federal control (2019)

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