/ 25 June 2021

Squiz the Day – 25 June 2021

Elite swimmer Maddie Groves to meet with officials from Swimming Australia over her claims of an abusive culture in the sport

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is sentenced, where he faces up to 40 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd

National days for Croatia and Slovenia

World Vitiligo Day

Day of the Seafarer

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Birthdays for Ricky Gervais (1961) and Busy Philipps (1979)

Anniversary of:
• Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia becoming the first woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD (1678)
• the start of the Korean War (1950)
• the divorces of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (1974), and Cher and Sonny Bono (1975)
• the first use of the rainbow flag as a symbol of gay pride at a march in San Francisco (1978)
• the release of Prince’s Purple Rain (1984)
• the marriage of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (2006)
• the birthdays of Anthony Bourdain (1956) and George Michael (1963)
• the deaths of Farrah Fawcett (2009) and Michael Jackson (2009)

Saturday
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Birthdays for Aubrey Plaza (1984) and Ariana Grande (1993)

Anniversary of:
• the invention of the toothbrush in China using boar bristles (1498)
• the anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter (1945)
• Elvis Presley’s last ever performance (1977)
• the publication of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
• Kevin Rudd rolling Julia Gillard to become PM for the second time (2013)

Sunday
7.00pm (AEST) – Queensland v NSW in State of Origin Game 2 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

PTSD Awareness Day

UN Small Business Day

Birthdays for Vera Wang (1949), JJ Abrams (1966), Tobey Maguire (1975) and Khloe Kardashian (1984)

Anniversary of:
• the publication of the first women’s magazine, the Ladies’ Mercury (1693)
• the world’s first ATM installed in London (1967)

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