/ 01 April 2021

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Thursday
April Fool’s Day – you’ve got until noon…

9.00am (AEST) – Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to give a COVID lockdown update

Start of the Sydney Easter Show (on until 12 April) – Homebush

ABS Data Release – International Trade in Goods and Services, February; Retail Trade, February

Surfing – Start of the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup

Anniversary of:
• the ruins of Pompeii being rediscovered by Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre (1748)
• US businessman Oliver Pollock creating the $ symbol (1778)
• Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founding Apple Computer (1976)
• the Netherlands becoming the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage (2001) and euthanasia (2002)

Friday
Good Friday

International Children’s Book Day

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Serge Gainsbourg (1928) and Marvin Gaye (1939)
• Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours going to #1 (where it stayed for 31 weeks) (1977)

Saturday
Sprinting – Start of the Stawell Gift (on until Monday, 5 April) – Stawell, Victoria

World Party Day

Birthdays for Jane Goodall (1934), Alec Baldwin (1958) Eddie Murphy (1961) and Ben Mendelsohn (1969)

Anniversary of:
• the birthdays of Doris Day (1922) and Marlon Brando (1924)
• the first mobile phone call made in New York by a Motorola employee (1973)
• the publication of the Panama Papers (2016)

Sunday
Easter Sunday

Daylight saving time ends in NSW, ACT, SA, Victoria, Tasmania

World Rat Day

International Mine Awareness Day

Birthdays for Hugo Weaving (1960), Graham Norton (1963) and Robert Downey Jr (1965)

Anniversary of:
• the signing of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty in Washington, D.C. (1949)
• the founding of Microsoft (1975)
• the founding of Alibaba (1999)
• the marriage of Beyonce and Jay-Z (2008)
• Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement (2019)

Monday
Easter Monday

11:00am (AEST) – Screen Actors Guilds Awards

Birthdays for Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Pharrell Williams (1973)

Anniversary of:
• the marriage of American Indian princess Pocahontas and English colonist John Rolfe (1614)
• the birthdays of Bette Davis (1908) and Gregory Peck (1916)
• the death of Kurt Cobain (1994)

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