/ 05 March 2021

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5.00pm (AEDT) – T20 Cricket – Australia vs New Zealand – Wellington

The UN Security Council meets to discuss the violent crackdown in Myanmar

Stacey Maloney, the new boss of the NSW Police Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, speaks to hundreds of private school heads from across NSW

Womadelaide begins (on until 8 March) – Adelaide

Sculpture by the Sea begins (on until 22 March) – Cottesloe, WA

Birthdays for Matt Lucas (1974) and Eva Mendes (1974)

Anniversary of:
• birthdays for instant noodle inventor Momofuku Ando (1910) and Andy Gibb (1958)
• the deaths of Joseph Stalin (1953), Patsy Cline (1963)
• British PM Winston Churchill’s famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech (1946)
• the ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) (1970)
• Bob Hawke becoming PM (1983)

2.00pm (AEDT) – Constellation Cup Netball – Australia v New Zealand – on Nine & Netball Live app

7.30pm (AEDT) – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – Sydney Cricket Ground, and broadcast on SBS

Birthdays for the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour (1946), and rapper Tyler, the Creator (1991)

Anniversary of:
• the first modern trampoline being patented (1945)
• the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan (2016)

10.00am (AEDT) – T20 Cricket – Australia vs New Zealand – Wellington

1.00pm (AEDT) – Constellation Cup Netball – Australia v New Zealand – Nine & Netball Live app

Clean Up Australia Day

International Children’s Day of Broadcasting

World Glaucoma Week begins (on until 13 March)

Birthdays for Aussie media personality Rex Hunt (1949), and actors Bryan Cranston (1956) and Rachel Weisz (1970)

Anniversary of:
• Alexander Graham Bell receiving a patent for the telephone (1876)
• the invention of Monopoly (1933)
• Hitler breaking the Treaty of Versailles by sending troops to the Rhineland (1936)
• death of director Stanley Kubrick (1999)

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