/ 09 July 2021

Squiz The Day – 9 July 2021

Friday
National Cabinet meets

Constitution Day – commemorating when the Constitution of Australia was approved in 1900

Independence Day in Argentina and South Sudan

A birthday for Tom Hanks (1956)

Anniversary of:
• the first Wimbledon tennis championship (1877)
• the engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (1947)
• the premiere of the original UK version of The Office (2001)

Saturday
9.30am (AEST) – Cricket – T20 Series Game 1 – Australia v West Indies – Saint Lucia

10.00am (AEST) – Soccer – Copa America playoff for 3rd – Peru v Colombia – Brazil

11.00pm (AEST) – Tennis – Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final

Time TBC – Tennis – Wimbledon Quad Wheelchair Singles Final

Independence Day in the Bahamas

Start of National Diabetes Week (until 17 July)

Anniversary of:
• Lady Godiva riding naked on horseback through Coventry to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes. According to the legend, anyway… (1040)
• the beginning of the Battle of Britain during WWII (1940)
• the Rolling Stones scoring their 1st US #1 single with (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (1965)
• the swearing-in of Boris Yeltsin as the first elected President of the Russian Federation (1991)
• the release of Coldplay’s debut album Parachutes (2000)
• British tabloid News of the World publishing its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal (2011)

Sunday
9.30am (AEST) – Cricket – T20 Series Game 2 – Australia v West Indies – Saint Lucia

10.00am (AEST) – Soccer – Copa America Final – Argentina v Brazil – Brazil

11.00pm (AEST) – Tennis – Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final

Virgin Galactic launches a test flight with founder Richard Branson onboard

World Population Day

A birthday for Giorgio Armani (1934)

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of Charlotte’s Web author EB White (1899) and former PM Gough Whitlam (1916)
• the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
• the death of actor Laurence Olivier (1989)
• the escape of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán from a maximum-security prison near Mexico City (2015)

Monday
5.00am (AEST) – Soccer – Euros Final – England v Italy – London

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