Squiz The Day – 2 September 2021
10.55am (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Men’s Singles KL2 200m Kayak Heats. Watch out for Curtis McGrath
11.00am (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Women’s K44-49 Taekwondo. Zakia Khudadadi will create history as Afghanistan’s first female competitor at the Paralympics. Her hopes of making it to the Paralympics were seemingly over when the Taliban took control of the nation, but Khudadadi and teammate Hossain Rasouli got out and got to Tokyo
9.30pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Men’s Sitting Netball Semi-Finals – Iran v Bosnia Herzgevonia. Morteza Mehrzad, the equal second-tallest man in the world, will be playing. Standing at 246cm tall, Mehrzad was diagnosed with acromegaly, which is a condition where the body produces too much growth hormone. He helped Iran win the gold medal at Rio
ABS Data Release – International Trade in Goods and Services, July; Lending Indicators, July
Vietnam’s National Day
Democracy Day in Tibet, marking the anniversary of Tibet’s first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration (1960)
Birthdays for actors Keanu Reeves (1964) and Salma Hayek (1966)
• the Great Fire of London, which destroyed 80% of the city (1666)
• the premiere of the first sci-fi film, A Trip To The Moon (1902)
• the deaths of Henry Lawson (1922), Ho Chi Minh (1969), JRR Tolkien (1973) and Bob Denver (2005)
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