/ 30 July 2021

Squiz The Day

Friday
ABS Data Release – Producer Price Indexes, June

Vanuatu’s Independence Day

International Day of Friendship

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

White Ribbon Night

Birthdays for Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Terry Crews (1968) and Simon Baker (1969)

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of Emily Brontë (1818) and Henry Ford (1863)
• the first FIFA World Cup Final which saw Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 (1930)
• the publication of the first Penguin book, starting the paperback revolution (1935)
• the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the deaths of 880 crew. Many were attacked by sharks, inspiring the 1975 movie Jaws (1945)
• Zara Phillips, QEII’s granddaughter, and Mike Tindall getting hitched (2011)
• Chelsea Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges (2013)

Saturday
Strive to be Kind Day (in memory of murdered Brisbane woman Allison Baden-Clay)

Birthdays for JK Rowling (1965) and Harry Potter (1980)

Anniversary of:
• New Zealand’s Christchurch becoming chartered as a city (1856)
• Germany’s adoption of the Weimar Constitution (1919)
• the end of Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland. It was the British Army’s longest-running operation (2007)
• Michael Phelps becoming the greatest medal winner in Olympic history after securing this 19th. He ended his swimming career with 28 medals… (2012)

Sunday
Switzerland’s national day

UN World Breastfeeding Week

MS Readathon kicks off (ends 31 August)

Start of Pawgust for Guide Dogs Australia

Birthdays for director Sam Mendes (1965), actor Jason Momoa (1979) and all Aussie horses

Anniversary of:
• English chemist Joseph Priestley discovering oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state (1774)
• the publication of the first Michelin Guide by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin (1900)
• 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi founding the Non-Cooperation Movement aiming to end British rule in India (1920)
• the production of the first Jeep car (1941)
• te reo Māori becoming an official language of New Zealand (1987)
• the publication of George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the first in his series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996)

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