/ 07 May 2021

Squiz the Day

Friday
National Cabinet meets

Anniversary of:
• Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th (Chorale) Symphony premiering in Vienna (1824)
• the first Mother’s Day being declared by US President Woodrow Wilson (1914)
• the makers of Agent Orange reaching a $180m out-of-court settlement with veterans (1984)
• Emmanuel Macron winning France’s presidential election (2017)
• Russian President Vladimir Putin sworn in for 4th six-year term (2018)

Saturday
7.45pm (AEDT) – Super Rugby Final – Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies – Brisbane

World Migratory Bird Day

UN Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

World Ovarian Cancer Day

World Red Cross Day

David Attenborough’s 95th birthday (1926)

Anniversary of:
• the first Westminster Dog Show (1877)
• Coca Cola sold publicly for the first time at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia – cocaine and all… (1886)
• VE Day: World War II ends in Europe after Nazi Germany formally surrenders (1945)
• The Beatles releasing their final album Let It Be (1970)
• the World Health Organization announcing the eradication of smallpox (1980)

Sunday
Mother’s Day

Time TBC – Madrid Open Tennis – Ash Barty plays the final

10.00am (AEST) – Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World airs on YouTube

Europe Day

Victory Day – Russia

Anniversary of:
• the opening of the first Parliament of Australia (1901)
• the US becoming the first country to legalise the birth control pill (1960)
• Nelson Mandela becoming President of South Africa (1994)

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