/ 24 August 2021

Squiz The Day – 24 August 2021

9.00pm (AEST) – Paralympics opening ceremony – Tokyo, broadcast on Seven

NSW expected to hit the target of administering 6 million COVID vaccine doses

Virtual G7 summit hosted by UK PM Boris Johnson

Ukraine’s National Day

Birthdays for comedian Stephen Fry (1957), comedian Dave Chappelle (1973)

Anniversary of:
• the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing 15,000 (79)
• the invention of the potato chip by chef George Crum in New York, according to popular legend (1853)
• Amelia Earhart becoming the first woman to fly nonstop across the US (1932)
• Tim Cook becoming CEO of Apple after the resignation of Steve Jobs due to health reasons (2011)
• the ouster of PM Malcolm Turnbull/Scott Morrison becoming PM (2018)

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