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 22, Monday March 1869, Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines, born (d. 1964)
On 22, Wednesday March 1944, Pierre Brossolette, journalist and French Resistance fighter, died (b. 1903)
On 22, Sunday March 1959, Matthew Modine, American actor, born
On 22, Saturday March 1969, UCLA wins its third consecutive NCAA basketball championship by defeating Purdue University, 92 to 72.
On 22, Saturday March 1969, The landmark art exhibition When Attitudes become Form, curated by Harald Szeemann, opens at the Kunsthalle Bern in Bern, Switzerland.
On 22, Thursday March 1979, The NHL votes to approve its merger with the WHA, effective in the fall.
On 22, Thursday March 1979, Ben Lyon, American actor, died (b. 1901)
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, The Victorian Division of the National Safety Council collapses with debts of $235 million.
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, Clint Malarchuk of the NHL Buffalo Sabres suffers an almost fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, Asteroid 4581 Asclepius approaches the Earth at a distance of 700,000 kilometres (430,000 mi).
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, Eva Pereira, Cape Verdean middle distance runner, born
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, Karen Rodriguez, American singer, born
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, J. J. Watt, American football player, born
On 22, Wednesday March 1989, Aline Weber, Brazilian model, born
On 22, Tuesday March 1994, Walter Lantz, American cartoonist, died (b. 1899)
On 22, Monday March 1999, Victorian Shadow Treasurer Steve Bracks becomes leader of the Victorian Labor Party.
On 22, Monday March 1999, Tropical Cyclone Vance hits the West Australian coast with winds of 230 km/h. The small coastal town of Exmouth is badly damaged.
On 22, Monday March 1999, Dick Smith, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority resigns, followed by board member Janine Shepherd the following day.
On 22, Monday March 1999, David Strickland, American actor, died (b. 1969)
On 22, Sunday March 2009, A member of the Hells Angels is killed in a clash between the Hell’s Angels and Comanchero motorcycle gangs in the terminal at Sydney Airport.

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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.