On This Day: Saturday, 2 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.

 

2 January 1871 Sir Samuel Blackall died (born 1809), Governor of Queensland
2 January 1896 The Jameson Raid comes to an end, as Jameson surrenders to the Boers.
2 January 1896 Dziga Vertov born, Russian filmmaker (d. 1954)
Sunday, 2 January 1921 The football club Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, from Belo Horizonte, is founded as Palestra Italia in Brazil.
Sunday, 2 January 1921 The first religious radio broadcast is heard over station KDKA AM in Pittsburgh.
Sunday, 2 January 1921 Spanish liner Santa Isabel sinks off Villa Garcia; 244 die.
Sunday, 2 January 1921 The De Young Museum opens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Wednesday, 2 January 1946 Joe Darling died, Australian Test cricket captain (b died, 1870)
Monday, 2 January 1961 Oral contraceptives are first sold in Australia
Monday, 2 January 1961 Gabrielle Carteris born, American actress and trade union leader
Monday, 2 January 1961 Neil Dudgeon born, English actor
Monday, 2 January 1961 Todd Haynes born, American film director
Monday, 2 January 1961 Mokhzani Mahathir born, Malaysian businessman
Saturday, 2 January 1971 Ibrox disaster: A stairway crush at the Rangers vs. Celtic football match in Glasgow, Scotland, kills 66.
Saturday, 2 January 1971 A ban on radio and television cigarette advertisements goes into effect in the United States.
Saturday, 2 January 1971 Taye Diggs born, American actor
Saturday, 2 January 1971 Renée Elise Goldsberry born, American actress born, singer and songwriter
Saturday, 2 January 1971 Lisa Harrison born, American basketball player
Friday, 2 January 1981 One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper”, is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Friday, 2 January 1981 Maxi Rodríguez born, Argentine footballer
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Warship HMAS Westralia (O 195) leaves for the Persian Gulf.
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Australian Nicole Provis loses in the Danone Women’s Open Tennis Championship.
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Steele Sidebottom born, footballer
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 In eastern El Salvador, Salvadoran rebels shoot down a United States Army helicopter and execute the two surviving members of its 3-man crew.
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Ben Hardy born, English actor
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Danny Miller born, English actor
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Davide Santon born, Italian footballer
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Steele Sidebottom born, Australian Rules footballer
Wednesday, 2 January 1991 Renato Rascel died, Italian actor and singer (b. 1912)
Tuesday, 2 January 1996 Dior Hall born, American hurdler
Tuesday, 2 January 1996 Xiaoyu Yu born, Chinese figure skater
Tuesday, 2 January 1996 Karl Targownik died, Hungarian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor (b. 1915)
Tuesday, 2 January 2001 William P. Rogers died, American diplomat (b. 1913)
Sunday, 2 January 2011 Robert Trumble died, 91, writer and musician
Sunday, 2 January 2011 Pete Postlethwaite died, British actor (b. 1946)
Sunday, 2 January 2011 Richard Winters died, American paratrooper (b. 1918)
Saturday, 2 January 2016 John Reid died, Anglican bishop
Saturday, 2 January 2016 Sheikh Nimr died, Saudi Arabian Shia religious leader (b. 1959)

 

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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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