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 11, Monday January 1869, Carl Theodore Vogelgesang, American admiral, born (d. 1927)
On 11, Saturday January 1919, Romania annexes Transylvania.
On 11, Saturday January 1919, The Georgian genocide occurs in Alagir.
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a Second Bill of Rights for social and economic security in his State of the Union address.
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, The Nazi German administration expands Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp into the larger standalone Konzentrationslager Plaszow bei Krakau.
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, Notable Italian Fascist leaders executed in the Verona Trial
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, Emilio De Bono, General, former member of the Grand Council of Fascism, died (b. 1866)
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, Gian Galeazzo Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari, aristocrat and diplomat, former member of the Grand Council of Fascism, died (b. 1903)
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, Giovanni Marinelli, former member of the Grand Council of Fascism, died (b. 1879)
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, Charles King, American actor, died (b. 1889)
On 11, Tuesday January 1944, Edgard Potier, Belgian spy (suicide), died (b. 1903)
On 11, Sunday January 1959, The Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques is founded in Monaco.
On 11, Saturday January 1969, Kyōko Hikami, Japanese voice actress, born
On 11, Thursday January 1979, Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born
On 11, Thursday January 1979, Jack Soo, Japanese-born American actor, died (b. 1917)
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, Kane Linnett, rugby league player, born
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, Outgoing U.S. President Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation after eight years in office.
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, The Lexus and Infiniti luxury car brands are launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the unveiling of the 1990 Lexus LS and Infiniti Q45 sedans.
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, Chris Perry-Metcalf, British actor, born
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, Naif Hazazi, Saudi footballer, born
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, Einar Andersson, Swedish opera singer, died (b. 1909)
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, August Koern, Estonian statesman and diplomat, died (b. 1900)
On 11, Wednesday January 1989, José Bustamante y Rivero, Peruvian politician, diplomat and jurist, 33rd President of Peru, died (b. 1894)
On 11, Tuesday January 1994, The Irish government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the Provisional Irish Republican Army and its political arm Sinn Féin.
On 11, Tuesday January 1994, Mathieu Marquet, Mauritian swimmer, born
On 11, Tuesday January 1994, John Bradley, American Navy sailor, died (b. 1923)
On 11, Monday January 1999, Teuvo Aura, Finnish politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Finland, died (b. 1912)
On 11, Monday January 1999, Fabrizio De André, Italian singer and songwriter, died (b. 1940)
On 11, Monday January 1999, Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian writer, died (b. 1921)
On 11, Sunday January 2009, Australia defeats South Africa by 52 runs in the first Twenty20 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
On 11, Saturday January 2014, Ariel Sharon, 11th Prime Minister of Israel, died (b. 1928)
On 11, Saturday January 2014, Vugar Gashimov, Azerbaijani chess grandmaster, died (b. 1986)

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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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