/ 06 August 2021

Squiz The Day – 6 August 2021

National Cabinet meets for the 50th time to discuss the ongoing coronavirus crisis

Jamaica and Bolivia’s National Day

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival begins virtually

Jeans for Genes Day

International Beer Day

Anniversary of:
• the HMS Roebuck, captained by William Dampier, lands at Shark Bay, WA on the first British scientific expedition to Australia (1699)
• the US dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (1945)
• the World Wide Web becoming publicly available (1991)
• the birthdays of poet Alfred Tennyson (1809), US First Lady Edith Roosevelt (1861), actress Lucille Ball (1911) and artist Andy Warhol (1928)

Aged Care Employee Day

Birthdays for Aussies Greg Chappell (1948), Trevor Hendy (1968), Sophie Lee (1968) and Megan Gale (1975) and Abbie Cornish (1982)

Anniversary of the discovery of the bodies of Canadian teens Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, who were at the centre of a huge manhunt and suspected of killing three people, including Aussie Lucas Fowler, in British Columbia (2019)

9.00pm (AEST) – Tokyo Olympic Games closing ceremony – live on Network Seven

International Cat Day

Birthdays for John Laws (1935), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Roger Federer (1981), Beatrice, Princess of York (1988) and Shawn Mendes (1998)

Anniversary of:
• the invention of Corn Flakes by William Kellogg (1898)
• the US, USSR, Britain and France signing Treaty of London, which set down procedures for the Nuremberg war trials of Nazi leaders (1945)
• the formation of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (1967)

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