/ 12 February 2021

Squiz the day

Friday
Lunar New Year rings in the Year of the Metal Ox

More social distancing restrictions to ease in NSW

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin (1809)
• US President Bill Clinton’s acquittal by the Senate in his impeachment trial (1999)
• the start of trial of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milošević at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He died before its conclusion (2002)
• the Morrison Government lost a substantive vote in the House of Representatives, the first such loss in 78 years (2019)

Saturday
World Radio Day

Anniversary of:
• the start of the bombing of Dresden by Allied forces (1945)
• British boy band Take That officially announcing that they are disbanding, prompting the UK Government to set up counselling phone lines (1996). And it’s former member Robbie Williams’ birthday (1974)
• Former PM Kevin Rudd’s apology speech to Stolen Generations (2008)

Sunday
Valentine’s Day

Wear Red Day for heart disease

International Book Giving Day

Birthdays for Michael Bloomberg (1942) and Cadel Evans (1977)

Anniversary of:
• the release of the original Dracula film starring Bela Lugosi (1931)
• the patenting of the first microchip (called “micro on a chip”) by Texas Instruments (1978)
• the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which prompted protests against gun violence in the US (2018)
• the death of Captain James Cook (1779)

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