/ 08 October 2021

8 October 2021

This morning – Former PM Tony Abbott delivers a keynote speech at the Yushan forum – an Asian regional dialogue conference organised by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation – Taiwan

8.00pm (AEDT) – Nobel Peace Prize announced

ABS Data Release – Building Approvals, August (Additional Information)

Independence day in Croatia

World Octopus Day

World Egg Day

Birthdays for Paul Hogan (1939), Matt Damon (1970) and Bruno Mars (1980)

Anniversary of:
• the deadliest ever wildfire that claimed more than 1,200 lives in Peshtigo, Wisconsin (1871)
• the Second Opium War begins pitting the British and French Empires against the Qing dynasty of China (1856)
• the patenting of the microwave oven (1945)
• the release of John Lennon’s mega-hit Imagine (1971)

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