/ 03 September 2021

Squiz The Day – 3 September 2021

Friday
7.15am (AEST) – Tennis – US Open – Ajla Tomljanović v Petra Martić. Aussie Tomljanović is hoping to make it to the 3rd round in the tournament for the first time

11.00am (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Class 9-10 Women’s Table Tennis Team Final – Australia v Poland.  Aussies Li Na Lei and Qian Yang both won individual gold at these games and are hoping to claim another one

12.30pm (AEST) – Deputy PM/Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce addresses the National Press Club – Canberra

1.20pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Badminton. Australia’s Grant Manzoney is playing, and then Aussie Caitlan Dransfield is on at 7.40pm. Badminton has been around for ages at the Olympics but it’s making its Paralympic debut in Tokyo

7.30pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics –  Class 10 Men’s Table Tennis Team Final – Australia v China. Australia’s men’s team of Lin Ma and Joel Coughlan are going for gold. Lin Ma won the silver in the class 9 singles and is looking to go one better in the team event

9.00pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics –  Swimming – Men’s 34 Points 4x100m Medley Relay Final. The heats are at midday, but we’re feeling good about a finals berth…

A birthday for Charlie Sheen (1965)

Anniversary of:
• the British Empire adopting the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days, causing riots when people thought the government stole 11 days of their lives (1752)
• Britain declaring war on Germany after its invasion of Poland (1939)
• Chris the Sheep breaking the world record for biggest shorn fleece 40kg near Canberra (2015)

Saturday
11.00am (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Men’s Quad Wheelchair Tennis Singles Final – Dylan Alcott v Sam Schroder

Start of Spinal Injury Awareness Week (on until 10 September)

World Beard Day

Beyonce turns 40yo (1981). And there are birthdays for Dawn Fraser (1937), Mark Ronson (1975) and Samantha Armytage (1976)

Anniversary of:
• English astronomer Edmond Halley first observing the comet named after him (1682)
• the founding of the city of Los Angeles (1781)
• Britain ending its policy of penal transportation to NSW (1884)
• George Eastman patenting the first roll-film camera and registering under the name “Kodak” (1888)
• English author Beatrix Potter first writing the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5yo boy (1893)
• Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdrawing controversial extradition bill to China after three months of massive protests (2019)
• the deaths of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin (2006) and Joan Rivers (2014)

Sunday
7.30am (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – Men’s Marathon T46 Final. Aussie Michael Roeger is the best chance for a medal

4.00pm (AEST) – Rugby – Bledisloe Cup – Wallabies v All Blacks – Perth9.00pm (AEST) – Tokyo Paralympics – closing ceremony

Father’s Day

International Day of Charity

Birthdays for Michael Keaton (1951), India Hicks (1967) and Rose McGowan (1973)

Anniversary of:
• the First Opium War beginning in China (1839)
• Christine Hardt patenting the first modern brassiere (1889)
• the premieres of The Huckleberry Hound Show featuring Yogi Bear (1958) and The Muppet Show (1976)
• Freddie Mercury’s birthday (1946)
• the death of Mother Teresa (1997)
• Hurricane Irma becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 280km/hour (2017)

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