On This Day: Thursday, 17 October 2019

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.

On 17, Friday October 1919, Charles Y. Glock, American sociologist, born (d. 2018)
On 17, Friday October 1919, Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic
On 17, Friday October 1919, Violet Milstead, Canadian World War II aviator and bush pilot, born (d. 2014)
On 17, Friday October 1919, Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China, born (d. 2005)
On 17, Tuesday October 1944, Anton Hafner, German aviator, died (b. 1918)
On 17, Saturday October 1959, Richard Roeper, American film critic, born
On 17, Saturday October 1959, Francisco Flores Pérez, President of El Salvador, born (d. 2016)
On 17, Saturday October 1959, Norm Macdonald, Canadian comedian, born
On 17, Friday October 1969, Willard S. Boyle and George Smith invent the CCD at Bell Laboratories (30 years later, this technology is widely used in digital cameras).
On 17, Friday October 1969, Fourteen black athletes are kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for wearing black armbands into their coach’s office.
On 17, Friday October 1969, Ernie Els, South African golfer, born
On 17, Friday October 1969, Jesús Ángel García, Spanish race walker, born
On 17, Friday October 1969, Wood Harris, American actor, born
On 17, Friday October 1969, Wyclef Jean, Haitian rapper, born
On 17, Friday October 1969, Nancy Sullivan, American actress, born
On 17, Wednesday October 1979, Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish 2007 Formula 1 world champion, born
On 17, Wednesday October 1979, André Matsangaissa, Mozambican guerrilla rebel, leader of the RENAMO, died (b. 1950?)
On 17, Wednesday October 1979, S. J. Perelman, American humorist, died (b. 1904)
On 17, Tuesday October 1989, New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner announces a Royal Commission under Mr. Justice Lee to investigate the case of Police Chief Superintendent Harry Blackburn who had been arrested and charged with sexual offences allegedly committed over a 20-year period. After several months, it was found that he had no case to answer.
On 17, Tuesday October 1989, Sophie Luck, actress, born
On 17, Tuesday October 1989, The 6.9 Mw Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Sixty-three people were killed and the 1989 World Series is postponed for ten days as a result of the earthquake.
On 17, Tuesday October 1989, Sophie Luck, Australian actress, born
On 17, Sunday October 1999, Gabrielle Fa’amausili, New Zealand swimmer, born
On 17, Saturday October 2009, Carla Boni, Italian singer, died (b. 1925)
On 17, Friday October 2014, Masaru Emoto, Japanese author, died (b. 1943)

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On This Day: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

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.

On 16, Wednesday October 1844, Ismail Qemali, Albanian civil servant, politician, 1st Prime Minister of Albania, born (d. 1919)
On 16, Saturday October 1869, England’s first residential university-level women’s college, the College for Women (predecessor of Girton College, Cambridge), is founded at Hitchin, by Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon.
On 16, Saturday October 1869, Joseph Ritner, American politician, died (b. 1780)
On 16, Thursday October 1919, In Germany, Adolf Hitler gives his first speech for the German Workers’ Party (DAP).
On 16, Thursday October 1919, The historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is inaugurated, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
On 16, Thursday October 1919, Kathleen Winsor, American writer, born (d. 2003)
On 16, Friday October 1959, Founding of the Boston Patriots, AFL American football club.
On 16, Friday October 1959, Minor Hall, American jazz musician, died (b. 1897)
On 16, Friday October 1959, George Marshall, United States Secretary of State, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died (b. 1880)
On 16, Thursday October 1969, Wendy Wilson, American singer and television personality, born
On 16, Tuesday October 1979, A tsunami in Nice, France kills 23 people.
On 16, Tuesday October 1979, Erin Brown, American actress, born
On 16, Tuesday October 1979, Johan Borgen, Norwegian author, died (b. 1903)
On 16, Monday October 1989, Angie Bainbridge, swimmer, born
On 16, Monday October 1989, Dan Biggar, Welsh rugby union player, born
On 16, Monday October 1989, Jack Salvatore Jr., American actor, born
On 16, Monday October 1989, Scott O’Dell, American children’s writer and winner of 5 Newbery Awards, died (b. 1898)
On 16, Monday October 1989, Cornel Wilde, American actor, died (b. 1915)
On 16, Thursday October 2014, John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, British peer and educator, died (b. 1926)

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On This Day: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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.

On 15, Tuesday October 1844, Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, born (d. 1900)
On 15, Monday October 1894, Dreyfus affair: French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
On 15, Monday October 1894, Moshe Sharett, Israeli Prime Minister, born (d. 1965)
On 15, Sunday October 1944, Şerif Gören, Turkish film director, born
On 15, Sunday October 1944, David Trimble, Northern Irish Unionist political leader; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 1998, born
On 15, Thursday October 1959, Emeril Lagasse, American chef and restaurant owner, born
On 15, Thursday October 1959, Sarah, Duchess of York, British Princess and former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, born
On 15, Thursday October 1959, Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader, died (b. 1909)
On 15, Wednesday October 1969, DZKB-TV Channel 9, the Philippines TV station, owner by Roberto S. Benedicto, is launched.
On 15, Wednesday October 1969, Vietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam demonstrations across the United States.
On 15, Wednesday October 1969, Kim Raver, American actress, born
On 15, Wednesday October 1969, Rod La Rocque, American actor, died (b. 1898)
On 15, Monday October 1979, Black Monday events, in which members of a political group sack a newspaper office, unfold in Malta.
On 15, Monday October 1979, Jaci Velasquez, American Christian singer, born
On 15, Sunday October 1989, Walter Sisulu is released from prison in South Africa.
On 15, Saturday October 1994, After three years of U.S. exile, Haiti’s president Aristide returns to his country.
On 15, Saturday October 1994, disarmament crisis: following threats by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S., Iraq withdraws troops from its border with Kuwait.
On 15, Saturday October 1994, Lil’ Kleine, Dutch rapper, born
On 15, Saturday October 1994, Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, died (b. 1934)
On 15, Friday October 1999, The South Sydney Rabbitohs are put in lockdown for 2000.
On 15, Friday October 1999, Bailee Madison, American actress, born
On 15, Friday October 1999, Alexei Sancov, Moldovan swimmer, born
On 15, Friday October 1999, Ben Woodburn, British footballer, born
On 15, Thursday October 2009, A six-month-old baby survives when his pram rolls off the platform at Ashburton railway station, Melbourne and is struck by the approaching train.
On 15, Wednesday October 2014, Sir James Balderstone, 93, businessman and company director, died
On 15, Wednesday October 2014, James Semple Kerr, 82, architectural historian, died

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On This Day: Monday, 14 October 2019

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.

On 14, Sunday October 1894, E. E. Cummings, American poet, born (d. 1962)
On 14, Sunday October 1894, Heinrich Lübke, German president, born (d. 1972)
On 14, Saturday October 1944, WWII: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
On 14, Saturday October 1944, Erwin Rommel, German field marshal, died (b. 1891)
On 14, Wednesday October 1959, Errol Flynn, died (born 1909), actor, born (died in Canada)
On 14, Wednesday October 1959, Jack Davey, died (born 1907), radio comedian and quiz show host
On 14, Wednesday October 1959, Errol Flynn, Australian actor, died (b. 1909)
On 14, Tuesday October 1969, Kosuke Okano, Japanese voice actor, born
On 14, Tuesday October 1969, David Strickland, American actor, born (d. 1999)
On 14, Tuesday October 1969, Arnie Herber, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died (b. 1910)
On 14, Tuesday October 1969, August Sang, Estonian poet and literary translator, died (b. 1914)
On 14, Sunday October 1979, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) President Bob Hawke wins preselection for the safe ALP federal seat of Wills, making way for him to enter federal politics next year. Mr. Hawke defeated the Socialist Left candidate Gerry Hand winning 38 votes from the 70-member selection panel.
On 14, Sunday October 1979, National March for gay rights takes place in Washington, D.C., involving tens of thousands of people.
On 14, Sunday October 1979, Stacy Keibler, American actress and model, born
On 14, Saturday October 1989, Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress, born
On 14, Friday October 1994, Jared Goff, American football player, born
On 14, Thursday October 1999, Daniel Roche, British actor, born
On 14, Thursday October 1999, Wu Yibing, Chinese tennis player, born
On 14, Thursday October 1999, Laura Zeng, American rhythmic gymnast, born
On 14, Thursday October 1999, Julius Nyerere, 1st President of Tanzania, died (b. 1922)
On 14, Wednesday October 2009, Fred Cress, 71, artist, died
On 14, Tuesday October 2014, The storm that hit Sydney was described as a once in a century event. Marrickville, Canterbury and Sydney Airport had a torrent of rainfall in as many as three hours and what you’d expect to see in one location about once every 20 years.
On 14, Tuesday October 2014, Australian author Richard Flanagan wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
On 14, Tuesday October 2014, Mary Downer, 89, arts patron, born (died in London), died
On 14, Tuesday October 2014, John F. Stephenson, 77, football player (Carlton), died
On 14, Tuesday October 2014, Elizabeth Peña, American actress, died (b. 1959)

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On This Day: Sunday, 13 October 2019

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.

On 13, Wednesday October 1869, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic, died (b. 1804)
On 13, Monday October 1919, The Convention relating to the Regulation of Aerial Navigation is signed, in Paris, France.
On 13, Monday October 1919, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate, died (b. 1857)
On 13, Friday October 1944, WWII: Riga, the capital of Latvia, is taken by the Red Army.
On 13, Friday October 1944, The first V-2 rocket attack on Antwerp takes place.
On 13, Friday October 1944, Hans-Jürgen von Blumenthal, German resistance member, died (b. 1907)
On 13, Friday October 1944, Roland von Hößlin, German resistance member, died (b. 1915)
On 13, Tuesday October 1959, The United States launches Explorer 7.
On 13, Tuesday October 1959, Marie Osmond, American singer, born
On 13, Monday October 1969, An unofficial strike amongst British mineworkers begins over the working hours of surface workers.
On 13, Monday October 1969, Rhett Akins, American country singer, born
On 13, Monday October 1969, Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater, born
On 13, Monday October 1969, Cady McClain, American actress and director, born
On 13, Saturday October 1979, Ryan Malcolm, Canadian singer, born
On 13, Saturday October 1979, Mamadou Niang, Senegalese footballer, born
On 13, Friday October 1989, Friday the 13th mini-crash: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 190.58 points, or 6.91 percent, to close at 2,569.26, most likely after the junk bond market collapses.
On 13, Friday October 1989, Gro Harlem Brundtland, leader of the Labour Party, resigns as Prime Minister of Norway. She is succeeded by Jan P. Syse, Leader of the Conservative Party, on October 16.
On 13, Friday October 1989, Skyler Page, American animator and voice actor, born
On 13, Wednesday October 1999, The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
On 13, Tuesday October 2009, Leo Williams, 68, rugby union official, died
On 13, Tuesday October 2009, Al Martino, American singer and actor, died (b. 1927)

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On This Day: Saturday, 12 October 2019

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.

On 12, Thursday October 1944, WWII: The Allies land in Athens.
On 12, Thursday October 1944, Canadian Arctic explorer Henry Larsen returns to Vancouver, becoming the first person successfully to navigate the Northwest Passage in both directions, in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police schooner St. Roch. His westbound voyage is the first completed in a single season and the first passage through the Prince of Wales Strait.
On 12, Thursday October 1944, Augustine Paul, Malaysian federal court judge, born (d. 2010)
On 12, Thursday October 1944, Ramón Castillo, Argentinian politician, 25th President of Argentina, died (b. 1873)
On 12, Thursday October 1944, Carl Langbehn, German resistance member, died (b. 1901)
On 12, Thursday October 1944, Rudolf von Marogna-Redwitz, German resistance member, died (b. 1886)
On 12, Monday October 1959, At the national APRA Congress in Peru, a group of leftist radicals is expelled from the party; they later form APRA Rebelde.
On 12, Monday October 1959, Edward Keane, American actor, died (b. 1884)
On 12, Monday October 1959, Arnolt Bronnen, Austrian playwright and director, died (b. 1895)
On 12, Sunday October 1969, Judit Mascó, Spanish model, television host and writer, born
On 12, Sunday October 1969, Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater, died (b. 1912)
On 12, Friday October 1979, Near Guam, Typhoon Tip reaches a record intensity of 870 millibars, the lowest pressure recorded at sea level. This makes Tip the most powerful tropical cyclone in known world history.
On 12, Friday October 1979, Thorbjörn Fälldin returns as Prime Minister of Sweden, replacing Ola Ullsten who is named Foreign Minister of Sweden.
On 12, Thursday October 1989, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Brazilian football player, born
On 12, Thursday October 1989, Jay Ward, American animator, creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, etc., died (b. 1920)
On 12, Wednesday October 1994, NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere either October 13 or October 14).
On 12, Wednesday October 1994, Olivia Smoliga, American swimmer, born
On 12, Wednesday October 1994, Sean Monahan, Canadian ice hockey player, born
On 12, Tuesday October 1999, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attempts to dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, who is out of the country. The generals lead a coup d’état, ousting Sharif’s administration, and Musharraf takes control of the government.
On 12, Tuesday October 1999, Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player, died (b. 1936)
On 12, Sunday October 2014, Maurie Keane, 91, politician, member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Woronora (1973–1988)., died

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