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12.30pm (AEST) – President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Michele O’Neil addresses the National Press Club – Canberra
5.33pm (AEST) – Supermoon rises
Freedom Day – South Africa
Birthdays for Lizzo (1988) and Nick Kyrgios (1995)
• Ludwig van Beethoven composing Für Elise (1810)
• the Australian Labor Party under Prime Minister Chris Watson becoming the first labour movement-aligned government in the world (1904)
• Sierra Leone declaring independence from UK (1961)
• RC Duncan patenting the disposable nappy (1965)
• the Korean summit, which saw North and South officially end Korean war and agree to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons (2018)
• the deaths of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1882), Australian politician and Federation father Sir Henry Parkes (1896)
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