On This Day: Friday, 1 January 2021

January 2, 2021
Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us […]

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

 

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

 

Saturday, 1 January 1921 In American football, the University of California, Berkeley defeats Ohio State 28–0 in the Rose Bowl.
Saturday, 1 January 1921 César Baldaccini born, French sculptor (d. 1998)
Saturday, 1 January 1921 Cliff Bourland born, American athlete (d. 2018)
Saturday, 1 January 1921 Doris Tetzlaff born, American female professional baseball player (d. 1998)
Saturday, 1 January 1921 Helen Yate born, English swimmer
Saturday, 1 January 1921 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg died, 5th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1856)
Tuesday, 1 January 1946 Roberto Rivelino born, Brazilian football player
Tuesday, 1 January 1946 Alain Voss born, Brazilian-French comics artist (d. 2011)
Sunday, 1 January 1961 Sam Backo born, Indigenous Australian rugby league footballer
Sunday, 1 January 1961 Sergei Babayan born, American classical pianist
Sunday, 1 January 1961 Sam Backo born, Australian rugby league footballer
Friday, 1 January 1971 Sammie Henson born, American wrestler born, Olympic silver medalist
Friday, 1 January 1971 Bridget Pettis born, American basketball player
Thursday, 1 January 1981 [during January] The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
Thursday, 1 January 1981 Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Thursday, 1 January 1981 Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
Thursday, 1 January 1981 Zsolt Baumgartner born, Hungarian race car driver
Thursday, 1 January 1981 Mladen Petrić born, Croatian football player
Thursday, 1 January 1981 Eden Riegel born, American actress
Thursday, 1 January 1981 Mauri Rose died, American race car champion (b. 1906)
Tuesday, 1 January 1991 The Australian Securities Commission commences operations, replacing the National Companies and Securities Commission. The new Commission’s function includes investigation and enforcement of corporate and securities law.
Tuesday, 1 January 1991 Czechoslovakia becomes the second Eastern European country to abandon its command economy.
Tuesday, 1 January 1991 The first anti-stalking law, passed in 1990, goes into effect in California.
Tuesday, 1 January 1991 Dublin begins its year as the European Capital of Culture.
Tuesday, 1 January 1991 Hamse Abdouh born, Palestinian swimmer
Monday, 1 January 1996 Andreas Pereira born, Brazilian footballer
Monday, 1 January 1996 Mahmoud Dahoud born, German footballer
Monday, 1 January 1996 Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji died, Indian yogi (b. 1890)
Monday, 1 January 1996 Moshe Aryeh Freund died, Israeli rabbi (b. 1894)
Monday, 1 January 1996 Arleigh Burke died, American naval officer (b. 1901)
Monday, 1 January 1996 Arthur Rudolph died, German rocket engineer (b. 1906)
Monday, 1 January 2001 A ceremony at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and a parade in Sydney kick off a year of celebrations to mark the centenary of federation.
Monday, 1 January 2001 Digital Television arrives in the major state capitals of Australia, with the ABC and SBS permitted to operate multi-channel services.
Monday, 1 January 2001 Angourie Rice born, actress
Monday, 1 January 2001 Kolkata officially restores name from Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
Monday, 1 January 2001 Angourie Rice born, Australian actress
Monday, 1 January 2001 Ray Walston died, American actor (b. 1914)
Saturday, 1 January 2011 Sonia Humphrey died, 63, television presenter and journalist
Saturday, 1 January 2011 Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the 17th Eurozone country.
Saturday, 1 January 2011 A bomb explodes as Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, leave a new year service, killing 23 people.
Friday, 1 January 2016 A palliative care patient tests positive for Legionnaire’s disease at the Wesley Hospital (Brisbane), which was at the centre of a fatal 2013 outbreak.
Friday, 1 January 2016 Brian Johns died, ABC managing director (1995–2000)
Friday, 1 January 2016 Vilmos Zsigmond died, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1930)

 

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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