On This Day: Monday, 19 August 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 19, Tuesday August 1919, Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom.
On 19, Tuesday August 1919, Friedrich Ebert becomes president in Weimar, Germany
On 19, Tuesday August 1919, Margaret Marquis, Canadian-American actress, born (d. 1993)
On 19, Saturday August 1944, A referendum is held, concerning Post-War Reconstruction and Democratic Rights. It proposes to grant the government power to legislate over 14 points of law for a five-year period. The referendum, asked in a single question, is not carried.
On 19, Saturday August 1944, WWII: More than 4,400 Japanese servicemen drown when USS Spadefish torpedoes Tamatsu Maru.
On 19, Saturday August 1944, An insurrection starts in Paris.
On 19, Saturday August 1944, Charles Wang, Chinese-born American businessman, philanthropist and sports team owner, born (d. 2018)
On 19, Saturday August 1944, Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer, born (d. 2016)
On 19, Saturday August 1944, Günther von Kluge, German field marshal (suicide), died (b. 1882)
On 19, Saturday August 1944, Henry Wood, British conductor, died (b. 1869)
On 19, Wednesday August 1959, Rodney Adler, businessman, born
On 19, Wednesday August 1959, The Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) is established.
On 19, Wednesday August 1959, Anthony Sowell, convicted serial killer and rapist, born
On 19, Wednesday August 1959, Claude Grahame-White, British aviation pioneer, died (b. 1879)
On 19, Wednesday August 1959, Jacob Epstein, American-born sculptor, died (b. 1880)
On 19, Tuesday August 1969, Nate Dogg, African-American rapper, born (d. 2011)
On 19, Tuesday August 1969, Doug Langdale, American screenwriter, producer and actor, born
On 19, Tuesday August 1969, Paula Jai Parker, American actress and comedian, born
On 19, Tuesday August 1969, Matthew Perry, American actor, born
On 19, Tuesday August 1969, Clay Walker, American singer, born
On 19, Sunday August 1979, Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer, born
On 19, Saturday August 1989, Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be Prime Minister, the first non-Communist in power in 42 years.
On 19, Saturday August 1989, The Pan-European Picnic, a peace demonstration, is held at the Austro-Hungarian border.
On 19, Saturday August 1989, (19–21) In response to the murder of a judge, a provincial police chief, and presidential candidate Galán, the authorities of Colombia arrest 11,000 suspected Colombian drug traffickers.
On 19, Saturday August 1989, Romeo Miller, American rapper and actor, born
On 19, Friday August 1994, Linus Pauling, American chemist, died (b. 1901)
On 19, Thursday August 1999, In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević.
On 19, Thursday August 1999, Ethan Cutkosky, American actor, born
On 19, Tuesday August 2014, Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet, died (b. 1927)

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On This Day: Sunday, 18 August 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 18, Monday August 1919, The Bolshevik fleet at Kronstadt, near Petrograd, Russia, on the Baltic Sea, is mostly destroyed by British warplanes and torpedo boats in a combined operation.
On 18, Monday August 1919, Walter Joseph Hickel, 2nd and 8th Governor of Alaska, born (d. 2010)
On 18, Friday August 1944, WWII: Submarine USS Rasher sinks Teia Maru, Eishin Maru, Teiyu Maru, and aircraft carrier Taiyō from Japanese convoy HI71 in one of the most effective American “wolfpack” attacks of the war.
On 18, Friday August 1944, Robert Hitchcock, Australian sculptor, born
On 18, Friday August 1944, Volker Lechtenbrink, German television actor and singer, born
On 18, Friday August 1944, Helena Rojo, Mexican actress and model, born
On 18, Friday August 1944, Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, Polish pilot, died (b. 1917)
On 18, Friday August 1944, Ernst Thälmann, German Communist leader (executed), died (b. 1886)
On 18, Monday August 1969, Everlast, American singer, rapper, and songwriter, born
On 18, Monday August 1969, Edward Norton, American actor, film director, screenwriter, and social activist, born
On 18, Monday August 1969, Christian Slater, American actor, born
On 18, Monday August 1969, Timothy Snyder, American author and historian, born
On 18, Monday August 1969, Mildred Davis, American actress, died (b. 1901)
On 18, Saturday August 1979, Draper Kauffman, American Naval pioneering underwater demolition expert, died (b. 1911)
On 18, Friday August 1989, Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá, Colombia.
On 18, Friday August 1989, Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian politician, died (b. 1943)
On 18, Thursday August 1994, Morgan Sanson, French footballer, born
On 18, Thursday August 1994, Madelaine Petsch, American actress, born
On 18, Thursday August 1994, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English chemist, died (b. 1914)
On 18, Wednesday August 1999, The Supreme Court of Queensland rules that One Nation (Australia) was improperly registered at the 1998 Queensland State Election because it did not have the 500 members needed to register as a political party and the Court also finds that the registration was obtained by fraud and deception.
On 18, Tuesday August 2009, Kim Dae-jung, 15th President of South Korea, died (b. 1924)
On 18, Monday August 2014, Former treasurer Wayne Swan addresses the National Press Club of Australia, defending his economic legacy and attacks the budget measures of the Abbott Government. He said it would not be long before “necessity” forced a future government to return to carbon pricing and a tax on natural resources.
On 18, Monday August 2014, Doug Williams, 91, VFL football player (Carlton), died

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On This Day: Saturday, 17 August 2019

On This Day: Saturday, 17 August 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, Saturday August 1844, Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, born (d. 1913)
On 17, Thursday August 1944, Nicholas John Vine-Hall, genealogist, born.
On 17, Thursday August 1944, Franciszek Brodniewicz, Polish actor, died (b. 1892)
On 17, Thursday August 1944, Eugénio de Castro, Portuguese poet and writer, died (b. 1869)
On 17, Monday August 1959, The 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake in southwest Montana kills 28.
On 17, Monday August 1959, Columbia Records releases Miles Davis album Kind of Blue.
On 17, Monday August 1959, Chika Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer, born
On 17, Monday August 1959, Jonathan Franzen, American author, born
On 17, Monday August 1959, David Koresh, American spiritualist, leader of the Branch Davidian religious cult, born (d. 1993)
On 17, Monday August 1959, Brad Wellman, American baseball player, born
On 17, Sunday August 1969, Category 5 Hurricane Camille, the most powerful tropical cyclonic system at landfall in history, hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing US$1.5 billion in damage (1969 dollars).
On 17, Sunday August 1969, Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler, born
On 17, Sunday August 1969, Donnie Wahlberg, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
On 17, Sunday August 1969, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect, died (b. 1886)
On 17, Sunday August 1969, Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, died (b. 1888)
On 17, Thursday August 1989, Lin Tie, Chinese politician, head of Hebei province, died (b. 1904)
On 17, Wednesday August 1994, Jack Conklin, American football player, born
On 17, Wednesday August 1994, Tiémoué Bakayoko, French footballer, born
On 17, Wednesday August 1994, Jack Sharkey, American boxer, died (b. 1902)
On 17, Tuesday August 1999, The 7.6 Mw İzmit earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving more than 17,000 dead and around 50,000 injured.
On 17, Tuesday August 1999, Reiner Klimke, German equestrian, died (b. 1936)
On 17, Sunday August 2014, Marie Little, 81, sport administrator, died

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On This Day: Friday, 16 August 2019

On This Day: Friday, 16 August 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, Friday August 1844, Narciso Claveria, Governor-General of the Philippines, makes a decree announcing that Monday, December 30, 1844 will be immediately followed by Wednesday, January 1, 1845. (Tuesday, December 31, 1844 was removed from the Philippine calendar because from 1521-1844, the Philippines was one day behind its Asian neighbors).
On 16, Thursday August 1894, George Meany, American labor leader, born (d. 1980)
On 16, Saturday August 1919, (16–26) First Silesian Uprising: The Poles in Upper Silesia rise against the Germans.
On 16, Sunday August 1959, Benny Fields, American singer, died (b. 1894)
On 16, Sunday August 1959, William Halsey, Jr., American admiral, died (b. 1882)
On 16, Sunday August 1959, Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist, died (b. 1879)
On 16, Sunday August 1959, José Pessoa Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Brazilian military officer, died (b. 1885)
On 16, Saturday August 1969, Jodi McKay, politician, born
On 16, Saturday August 1969, Kate Higgins, American voice actress, born
On 16, Thursday August 1979, Ian Moran, cricketer, born
On 16, Thursday August 1979, Adam Darragh, basketball player, born
On 16, Thursday August 1979, Sarah Balabagan, Filipina prisoner and singer, born
On 16, Thursday August 1979, Ivan Cudby, British sculptor, born
On 16, Thursday August 1979, John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada, died (b. 1895)
On 16, Wednesday August 1989, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, French-born Gabonese politician, died (b. 1912)
On 16, Wednesday August 1989, Amanda Blake, American actress, died (b. 1929)
On 16, Tuesday August 1994, Tippy Dos Santos, Filipino-American singer and actress, born
On 16, Monday August 1999, Karen Chen, American figure skater, born

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On This Day: Thursday, 15 August 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, Wednesday August 1894, Sante Geronimo Caserio is executed, for the assassination of French President Marie François Sadi Carnot.
On 15, Friday August 1919, Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster, born (d. 2007)
On 15, Friday August 1919, Dina Wadia, Indian political figure, born (d. 2017)
On 15, Tuesday August 1944, WWII: Operation Dragoon lands Allies in southern France. The U.S. 45th Infantry Division participates in its fourth assault landing at Sainte-Maxime, spearheading the drive for the Belfort Gap.
On 15, Tuesday August 1944, Sylvie Vartan, French singer, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1944, Egbert Hayessen, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1913)
On 15, Tuesday August 1944, Hans Bernd von Haeften, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1905)
On 15, Tuesday August 1944, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, German police chief and resistance fighter, died (b. 1896)
On 15, Saturday August 1959, Cyprus gains independence.
On 15, Saturday August 1959, Scott Altman, American astronaut, born
On 15, Saturday August 1959, Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, died (b. 1901)
On 15, Friday August 1969, Bernard Fanning, singer, born
On 15, Friday August 1969, Captain D’s is founded as “Mr. D’s Seafood and Hamburgers” by Ray Danner with its first location opening in Donelson, Tennessee.
On 15, Friday August 1969, (15–18) The Woodstock Festival is held in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
On 15, Friday August 1969, Justin Broadrick, British musician, born
On 15, Friday August 1969, Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong television actor and singer, born
On 15, Wednesday August 1979, Carl Edwards, American race car driver, born
On 15, Wednesday August 1979, Dan Marshall, Canadian hockey player, born
On 15, Wednesday August 1979, Peter Shukoff, American comedian, musician and personality, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Ryan McGowan, soccer player, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, P.W. Botha resigns as State President of South Africa.
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, F. W. de Klerk becomes the seventh and final State President of South Africa.
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Belinda, Mexican singer and actress, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Joe Jonas, American musician, actor, and singer, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Carlos Pena Jr., American actor, dancer and singer, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Denise Oliver, Canadian voice actress, born
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Minoru Genda, Japanese aviator, naval officer and politician, died (b. 1904)
On 15, Tuesday August 1989, Dorothea Leighton, American social psychiatrist, founded the field of medical anthropology, died (b. 1908)
On 15, Friday August 2014, Licia Albanese, Italian-American soprano, died (b. 1909)

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On This Day: Wednesday, 14 August 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, Wednesday August 1844, Abdelkader El Djezairi is defeated at Isly in Morocco; sultan Abd al-Rahman of Morocco soon repudiates his ally.
On 14, Saturday August 1869, Armas Järnefelt, Finnish composer, conductor, born (d. 1958)
On 14, Tuesday August 1894, Frank Burge, born (died 1958), rugby league footballer
On 14, Thursday August 1919, Isaac C. Kidd Jr., American admiral, born (d. 1999)
On 14, Friday August 1959, Explorer 6 sends the first picture of Earth from orbit.
On 14, Friday August 1959, Marcia Gay Harden, American actress, born
On 14, Friday August 1959, Magic Johnson, American basketball player, born
On 14, Thursday August 1969, British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland following the three-day Battle of the Bogside.
On 14, Thursday August 1969, Leonard Woolf, English writer, died (b. 1880)
On 14, Tuesday August 1979, Paul Burgess, pole vaulter, born
On 14, Tuesday August 1979, A freak storm during the Fastnet Race results in the deaths of 15 sailors.
On 14, Monday August 1989, Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player, born
On 14, Monday August 1989, Ander Herrera, Spanish professional footballer, born
On 14, Monday August 1989, Robert Bernard Anderson, American political figure, died (b. 1910)
On 14, Sunday August 1994, Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born writer, died (b. 1905)
On 14, Saturday August 1999, Lane Kirkland, American union leader, died (b. 1922)
On 14, Saturday August 1999, Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player, died (b. 1918)
On 14, Friday August 2009, Paul Henderson’s Labor government in the Northern Territory survives a motion of no-confidence following the resignation of Alison Anderson, after receiving support from independent politician Gerry Wood.
On 14, Friday August 2009, The United Kingdom imposes direct rule on the Turks and Caicos Islands after an inquiry that found evidence of government corruption.
On 14, Thursday August 2014, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird is forced to declare that he has never accepted an illegal donation after repeatedly failing to give the guarantee in Parliament, after Government Swansea MP Garry Edwards is moved to the crossbench over allegations of receiving tainted funds.
On 14, Thursday August 2014, Jennifer Margaret Le Cussan, 55, botanist, teacher, conservationist, died

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