/ 20 August 2021

Squiz The Day – 20 August 2021

National Cabinet meets

Company Earnings Results – Adairs; Inghams, Cleanaway Waste Management, Cochlear, Sydney Airport, TPG Telecom

World Mosquito Day

Birthdays for rocker Robert Plant (1948), author David Walliams (1971), actor Amy Adams (1974), and actor Andrew Garfield (1983) and singer/actor Demi Lovato (1992)

Anniversary of:
• the first known African slaves arriving in North America (1619)
• US President Andrew Johnson formally declaring the end of the US Civil War (1866)
• Operation Danube, or the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, East Germany and Hungary in response to the Prague Spring (1968)

3.00pm (AEST) – Super Netball Preliminary Finals – Giants v West Coast Fever

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

International Homeless Animals Day

Birthdays for Usain Bolt (1986) and Kacey Musgraves (1988)

Anniversary of:
• the marriage of Peter the Great and Catherine II (1745)
• the founding of Hobart (1842)
• the birthday of Christopher Robin Milne, who was immortalised in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh series (1920)
• the marriage of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (1929)
• the death of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1940)
• the release of Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942)
• Hawaii becoming the 50th state of America (1959)

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Start of Speech Pathology Week (until 27 August)

Birthdays for actor Ty Burrell (1967), actor Kristen Wiig (1973), comedian and TV presenter James Corden (1978) and singer Dua Lipa (1995)

Anniversary of:
• James Cook’s expedition landing on the east coast of Australia (1770)
• the adoption of the first Geneva Convention by 12 nations, which established the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war (1864)

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