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12.30pm (AEDT) – Epidemiologists and immunisation experts Robert Booy, Mary-Louise McLaws & Sanjaya Senanayake address the National Press Club – Canberra
World Sustainable Development (Virtual) Summit – on until 12 February – India
ABS Data Release – Building Approvals, December (Additional Information)
World Pulses Day
Birthdays for actors Laura Dern (1967), Elizabeth Banks (1974) and Chloe Grace Moretz (1997)
• the debut of the Tom & Jerry cartoon (1940)
• Glenn Miller’s In the Mood hitting #1 (1940)
• the sinking of the HMAS Voyager after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82 people (1964)
• IBM’s Deep Blue becoming the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning human chess champion – in this case Gary Kasparov (1996)
• more than 30 bushfires in NSW were put out by the heaviest rainfall in 30 years, helping end one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons ever (2020)
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