5 August 2022
6.00am (AEST) – Commonwealth Games – Men’s Hockey – Australia v Pakistan – Birmingham
6.00pm (AEST) – Commonwealth Games Women’s Hockey Semi-Final – Australia v India
PNG Election result due to be declared
Edinburgh Fringe Festival begins (until 29 August)
International Beer Day
• the birthdays of Joseph Merrick aka ‘The Elephant Man’ (1862), former PM Harold Holt (1908), and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong (1930)
• the deaths of actor Marilyn Monroe (1962) and author Toni Morrison (2019)
• Humphrey Gilbert claiming Newfoundland for Britain – the first English colony in North America and the beginning of the British Empire (1583)
• the Indian Government announcing it would change the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory (2019)
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