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