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, Monday July 1869, Xenophon Stratigos, Greek general, born (d. 1927)
On 19, Thursday July 1894, Jerzy Pajączkowski-Dydyński, British-based Polish veteran of World War I, born (d. 2005)
On 19, Thursday July 1894, Khawaja Nazimuddin, Pakistani Prime Minister, born (d. 1964)
On 19, Saturday July 1919, The Foreign Ministry of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic is established, by decree of the chancellory for foreign affairs.
On 19, Saturday July 1919, Nordine Ben Ali, Algerian-French former association football player and manager
On 19, Saturday July 1919, Pentland Hick, British entrepreneur, author, publisher, and veteran of World War II
On 19, Saturday July 1919, Solange Troisier, French physician, born (d. 2008)
On 19, Saturday July 1919, Patricia Medina, English-born actress, born (d. 2012)
On 19, Sunday July 1959, Juan J. Campanella, Argentinian filmmaker, born
On 19, Saturday July 1969, John Fairfax lands in Hollywood Beach, Florida near Miami and becomes the first person to row across an ocean solo, after 180 days spent at sea on board 25′ ocean rowboat ‘Britannia’ (left Gran Canaria on January 20, 1969).
On 19, Thursday July 1979, The Miss Universe final is celebrated in Perth.
On 19, Thursday July 1979, Malavika, Indian actress, born
On 19, Thursday July 1979, David Sakurai, Danish-Japanese actor, director, scriptwriter and martial artist, born
On 19, Thursday July 1979, Bruno Cabrerizo, Brazilian football player, model and actor, born
On 19, Thursday July 1979, Helen Bradley, English artist whose works depicted the Edwardian era, died (b. 1900)
On 19, Wednesday July 1989, The National Assembly of the Republic of Poland elects Wojciech Jaruzelski to the new and powerful post of President of Poland.
On 19, Wednesday July 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 (Douglas DC-10) crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112; 184 on board survive.
On 19, Wednesday July 1989, Kazimierz Sabbat, 2-time Prime Minister of Poland and 15th President of Poland, died (b. 1913)
On 19, Tuesday July 1994, In Spain, Christopher Skase begins his fight against extradition in a Majorca court.
On 19, Tuesday July 1994, Ray Flaherty, American football coach, died (b. 1903)
On 19, Monday July 1999, Jerold Wells, English actor, died (b. 1908)
On 19, Sunday July 2009, Julie Goodwin wins the first series of MasterChef Australia, beating Poh Ling Yeow.
On 19, Sunday July 2009, Frank McCourt, Irish-American author, died (b. 1930)
On 19, Sunday July 2009, Henry Surtees, British racing driver, died (b. 1991)
On 19, Saturday July 2014, Queensland Labor MP, Anthony Lynham wins the Stafford state by-election, 2014 in Brisbane with a 17.2 per cent swing against the LNP candidate Bob Anderson.
On 19, Saturday July 2014, David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist, died (b. 1917)
On 19, Saturday July 2014, James Garner, American actor, died (b. 1928)
On 19, Saturday July 2014, Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, died (b. 1992)

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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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