/ 27 August 2021

Squiz The Day – 27 August 2021

12.06pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Men’s F38 Javelin. Australia has 2 in the mix: Jayden Sawyer and Corey Anderson, who is the current world record holder with a throw of 58.18m

1.45pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Women’s T35 100m Final. Australia’s Isis Holt will be running – she’s 20yo and owns the world record time of 13.43s

3.00pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Wheelchair Rugby. Australia v Japan. The Steelers will need to win to ensure safe passage to the semi-finals

8.00pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Women’s SM7 200m Individual Medley. Aussie Tiffany Thomas Kane is swimming for gold. She won the bronze in the SM6 class at Rio, where she also won gold in the SB6 100m backstroke

ABS Data Release – Retail Trade, July

Company Results – Wesfarmers

Daffodil Day (Cancer Council)

World Rock Paper Scissors Day

Birthdays for designer/director Tom Ford (1961) and former F1 driver Mark Webber (1976)

Anniversary of:
• the largest eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, west of Java in Indonesia, which killed 40,000 people (1883)
• the first publication of the Guinness Book of World Records (1955)
• the premiere of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964)
• Lord Mountbatten, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was killed by the IRA (1979)

2.30pm (AEST) – Super Netball Grand Final – NSW Swifts v GWS Giants – Brisbane

Northern Territory local government elections

Equal Pay Day in Australia, marking the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men

Bow Tie Day

Birthdays for singer Shania Twain (1965), Sonia Kruger (1965) and Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg (1969)

Anniversary of:
• pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins inventing Worcestershire sauce (1837)
• Reverend Martin Luther King delivering his ‘I have a dream’ speech (1963)

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Start of Legacy Week (on until 4 September)

Birthdays for actor Lea Michele (1986) and singer Liam Payne (1993)

Anniversary of:
• Great Britain and China signing Treaty of Nanking, ending the Opium War (1842)
• the founding of Netflix by Californians Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings as an online DVD rental business (1997)
• Hurricane Katrina hitting the US city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, ultimately killing 1,800 people (2005)

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