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 8, Monday November 1869, Christodoulos Hatzipetros, Greek military leader, died (b. 1798)
On 8, Thursday November 1894, Claude Beck, American cardiac surgeon (1971)
On 8, Wednesday November 1944, Jane Grey, American actress, died (b. 1883)
On 8, Sunday November 1959, Selçuk Yula, Turkish football player and top scorer, born
On 8, Sunday November 1959, Frank S. Land, founder of the Order of DeMolay, died (b. 1890)
On 8, Saturday November 1969, Jonathan Slavin, American actor and activist, born
On 8, Saturday November 1969, Ricardo Aguirre, Venezuelan singer and composer, died (b. 1939)
On 8, Saturday November 1969, Dave O’Brien, American actor, died (b. 1912)
On 8, Saturday November 1969, Vesto Slipher, American astronomer, died (b. 1875)
On 8, Thursday November 1979, Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer, born
On 8, Thursday November 1979, Dania Ramirez, Dominican actress, born
On 8, Thursday November 1979, Salvatore Cascio, Italian actor (Cinema Paradiso), born
On 8, Thursday November 1979, Edward Ardizzone, English painter, printmaker and author, died (b. 1900)
On 8, Thursday November 1979, Yvonne de Gaulle, French political wife of former President of France Charles de Gaulle, died (b. 1900)
On 8, Wednesday November 1989, Giancarlo Stanton, American baseball player., born
On 8, Tuesday November 1994, Georgia Representative Newt Gingrich leads the United States Republican Party in taking control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in midterm congressional elections, the first time in 40 years the Republicans secure control of both houses of Congress. George W. Bush is elected Governor of Texas.
On 8, Tuesday November 1994, Hurricane Gordon hits Central America, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti and the Southeastern United States, causing $594 million in damages and 1,152 fatalities.
On 8, Monday November 1999, Isaac Bonga, German basketball player, born
On 8, Monday November 1999, Rob Nieuwenhuys, Dutch writer, died (b. 1908)
On 8, Monday November 1999, Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast, died (b. 1898)
On 8, Sunday November 2009, Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian Nobel physicist, died (b. 1916)
On 8, Saturday November 2014, Michael Leighton, 60, Victorian politician, died