/ 19 April 2021

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11.00am (AEST) – Memorial service for former rugby league great Tommy Raudonikis – SCG, Sydney

5.30pm (AEST) – Fingers crossed for the first Mars flight of Ingenuity, a small robotic helicopter that hitched a ride on the Perseverance rover

National Cabinet meets

Birthdays for Tim Curry (1946), Kate Hudson (1979) and Maria Sharapova (1987)

Anniversary of:
• Captain James Cook’s first sighting of Australia (1770)
• the deaths of Lord Byron (1824) and Charles Darwin (1882)
• Charles Manson being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of actress Sharon Tate (1971)
• Advance Australia Fair being proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold becoming the national colours (1984)
• the Oklahoma City bombing which killed 168 (1995)
• Fidel Castro resigning from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years (2011)

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