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.
|1 April 1871||The Stockholms Handelsbank is founded. [during April]|
|1 April 1896||[during April] The first study of the sensitivity of global climate to atmospheric carbon dioxide is published. Svante Arrhenius presents his findings in his paper, “On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground”, the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, as an extract of a paper that had been presented to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on December 11, 1895.|
|Friday, 1 April 1921||Harold James Frith born, ornithologist|
|Friday, 1 April 1921||[during April] The United States Figure Skating Association is formed.|
|Friday, 1 April 1921||Beau Jack born, American boxer (d. 2000)|
|Friday, 1 April 1921||Edmund Poë died, British admiral (b. 1849)|
|Monday, 1 April 1946||The 8.6 Mw Aleutian Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). A destructive tsunami reaches the Hawaiian Islands resulting in many deaths, mostly in Hilo. Between 165 and 173 were killed.|
|Monday, 1 April 1946||The Malayan Union is formed.|
|Monday, 1 April 1946||Singapore becomes a Crown colony.|
|Monday, 1 April 1946||Ronnie Lane born, English musician (Small Faces born, Faces) (d. 1997)|
|Monday, 1 April 1946||Noah Beery died, Sr. died, American actor (b. 1882)|
|Monday, 1 April 1946||Edward Sheldon died, American playwright (b. 1886)|
|Saturday, 1 April 1961||Susan Boyle born, Scottish singer|
|Saturday, 1 April 1961||Kujira born, Japanese voice actress|
|Thursday, 1 April 1971||Lachy Hulme born, actor and screenwriter|
|Thursday, 1 April 1971||The United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership.|
|Thursday, 1 April 1971||Jessica Collins born, American actress|
|Thursday, 1 April 1971||Ramiro Arrue died, Basque painter died, illustrator died, and ceramist (b. 1892)|
|Wednesday, 1 April 1981||Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.|
|Wednesday, 1 April 1981||Aslı Bayram born, Turkish German model and actress|
|Wednesday, 1 April 1981||Aimee Chan born, Chinese-Canadian actress|
|Wednesday, 1 April 1981||Hannah Spearritt born, British singer (S Club 7) and actress|
|Wednesday, 1 April 1981||Nolan Yonkman born, Canadian hockey player|
|Monday, 1 April 1991||Paulo Muwanga died, Ugandan military officer and statesman, 3rd Prime Minister of Uganda and 6th President of Uganda (b. 1921)|
|Monday, 1 April 1991||Comedy Central is launched on cable television in its current format.|
|Monday, 1 April 1991||Martha Graham died, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1894)|
|Monday, 1 April 1991||Jaime Guzmán died, Chilean right-wing senator (assassinated) (b. 1946)|
|Monday, 1 April 1996||[during April] John Burgess is shelved from the Seven Network after being long-time host of Wheel Of Fortune. The show begins to repeat the 1988 episodes.|
|Monday, 1 April 1996||The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.|
|Sunday, 1 April 2001||Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.|
|Sunday, 1 April 2001||Hainan Island incident: A Chinese fighter jet bumps into a U.S. EP-3E surveillance aircraft, which is forced to make an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for 10 days and the F-8 Chinese pilot, Wang Wei, goes missing and is presumed dead.|
|Sunday, 1 April 2001||In the Netherlands, the Act on the Opening up of Marriage goes into effect. The Act allows same-sex couples to marry legally.|
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Professional Historian at Professional Historians Association (Queensland) Inc.
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.