/ 26 March 2021

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Friday
Independence Day in Bangladesh

Purple Day for Epilepsy

Birthdays for US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (1940), Watergate journo Bob Woodward (1943), singer Diana Ross (1944), Google co-founder Larry Page (1973) and actress Keira Knightley (1985),

Anniversary of:
• the deaths of Beethoven (1827) and poet Walt Whitman (1892),
• Boris Yeltsin becoming Russia’s first President (1989)
• the Schengen Treaty going into effect (1995)
• filmmaker James Cameron becoming the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth, in more than 50 years (2012)

Saturday
Passover begins (on until 4 April)

4.30pm (AEDT) – Horse Racing – Golden Slipper – Rosehill Gardens (rescheduled after last week’s washout)

World Theatre Day

Birthdays for director Quentin Tarantino (1963) and singers Mariah Carey (1971) and singer Fergie (1975)

Anniversary of:
• the patenting of kerosene (1855)
• Billie Holiday playing in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall 11 days after being released from prison (1948)
• Suharto officially succeeding Sukarno as president of Indonesia (1968)
• the worst aviation disaster in history when two Boeing 747s collided in Spain, killing 583 people (1977)

Sunday
JobKeeper scheme ends

Formula 1 Grand Prix – Bahrain

Neighbour Day

Birthdays for Michael Parkinson (1935), Vince Vaughn (1970), Julia Stiles (1981) and Lady Gaga (1986)

Anniversary of:
• the Lourve being opened to the public (1794)
• the end of the Spanish Civil War (1939)
• the deaths of Virginia Woolf (1941)
• the world’s largest dinosaur footprint found in Western Australia (2017)
• North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. It was Kim’s first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011 (2018)
• Cyclone Debbie making landfall in northeast Queensland (2017)

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