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 1, Thursday November 1894, Russian emperor Alexander III is succeeded by his son, Nicholas II.
On 1, Thursday November 1894, Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
On 1, Thursday November 1894, Emperor Alexander III of Russia, died (b. 1845)
On 1, Saturday November 1919, The Coal Strike of 1919 begins in the United States, by the United Mine Workers under John L. Lewis; a final agreement is reached on December 10.
On 1, Saturday November 1919, Aldo Mongiano, Italian-born Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, (1 November–December 7) Delegates of 52 nations meet at the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago to plan for postwar international cooperation, framing the constitution of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, Florindo Fabrizio, American politician, born (d. 2018)
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, Bobby Heenan, American professional wrestling manager and commentator, born (d. 2017)
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia, born
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, Rafic Hariri, 2-Time Prime Minister of Lebanon, born (d. 2005)
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, Ismael Pérez Pazmiño, Ecuadoran writer, died (b. 1876)
On 1, Wednesday November 1944, Andrey Sheptytsky, Soviet Eastern Catholic archbishop and venerable, died (b. 1865)
On 1, Sunday November 1959, In Rwanda, Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa is beaten up by Tutsi forces, leading to a period of violence known as the wind of destruction.
On 1, Sunday November 1959, John Odey, Nigerian politician, born (d. 2018)
On 1, Sunday November 1959, M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, Tamil film actor and producer, died (b. 1910)
On 1, Saturday November 1969, Diane Parish, English actress, born
On 1, Saturday November 1969, Pauline Bush, American actress, died (b. 1886)
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Military coup in Bolivia.
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Iran hostage crisis: Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urges his people to demonstrate on November 4 and to expand attacks on United States and Israeli interests.
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Coco Crisp, American baseball player, born
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Atsuko Enomoto, Japanese voice actress, born
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer, born
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Bob Clayton, American television game show host & announcer, died (b. 1922)
On 1, Thursday November 1979, Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States, died (b. 1896)
On 1, Wednesday November 1989, The President of Nicaragua ends a ceasefire with U.S.-backed contras that had been in effect since April 1988.
On 1, Wednesday November 1989, The border between East Germany and Czechoslovakia is reopened.
On 1, Wednesday November 1989, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, American civil rights activist, died (b. 1898)
On 1, Tuesday November 1994, James Ward-Prowse, English footballer, born
On 1, Tuesday November 1994, Noah Beery Jr., American actor, died (b. 1913)
On 1, Monday November 1999, Buddy Handleson, American actor, born
On 1, Monday November 1999, Bhekimpi Dlamini, 4th Prime Minister of Swaziland, died (b. 1924)
On 1, Monday November 1999, Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy, died (b. 1925)
On 1, Monday November 1999, Walter Payton, American football player, died (b. 1954)
On 1, Sunday November 2009, The Seven Network launches a new free-to-air digital channel named 7Two.
On 1, Saturday November 2014, Wayne Static, American guitarist and vocalist, died (b. 1965)

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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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