/ 12 March 2021

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Friday
Start of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

World Glaucoma Day

A birthday for Liza Minnelli (1946)

Anniversary of:
• the Foundation Stone being laid in Canberra (1913)
• Moscow becoming the capital of Soviet Russia (1918)
• the wedding of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman (1969)
• the deaths of entrepreneur George Westinghouse (1914), father of modern China Sun Yat-sen (1925) and Anne Frank (1945)

Saturday
Western Australia’s election

Coeliac Awareness Week begins (on until 20 March)

Anniversary of:
• William Herschel discovering the planet Uranus (but he mistakes it for a comet) (1781)
• a fifth term of Labor Government with Paul Keating winning one “for the true believers” (1993)
• the election of Pope Francis (2013)

Sunday
Start of Sleep Awareness Week begins (on until 20 March)

Pi Day

Birthdays for actor Michael Caine (1933), Quincy Jones (1933), Billy Crystal (1948) and gymnast Simone Biles (1997)

Anniversary of:
• the birthday of Albert Einstein (1879)
• the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (2005)
• Xi Jinping becoming President of the People’s Republic of China (2013)
• US high school students staging a mass walkout to commemorate the Florida high school shooting (2018)
• the deaths of Karl Marx (1883) and Stephen Hawking (2018)

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