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 November 1869, André Gide, French writer, Nobel laureate, born (d. 1951)
On 22, Saturday November 1919, Louise Watson, American child actress, born (d. 2018)
On 22, Wednesday November 1944, Conscription Crisis: Prime Minister of Canada William Mackenzie King agrees a one-time conscription levy in Canada for overseas service.
On 22, Wednesday November 1944, Laurence Olivier’s film Henry V, based on Shakespeare’s play, opens in London. It is the most acclaimed and the most successful movie version of a Shakespeare play made up to that time, and the first in Technicolor. Olivier both stars and directs.
On 22, Wednesday November 1944, Joseph Caillaux, French politician, 57th Prime Minister of France, died (b. 1863)
On 22, Wednesday November 1944, Arthur Eddington, British astronomer, physicist and mathematician, died (b. 1882)
On 22, Sunday November 1959, Molla Mallory, American tennis champion, died (b. 1884)
On 22, Saturday November 1969, College Football: Michigan ends Ohio State’s 22-game winning streak with a 24-12 upset at Ann Arbor, denying the Buckeyes their second consecutive national championship.
On 22, Thursday November 1979, Chris Doran, Irish singer, born
On 22, Thursday November 1979, Scott Robinson, English singer (5ive), born
On 22, Thursday November 1979, Harry Jackman, Canadian politician and entrepreneur, died (b. 1900)
On 22, Thursday November 1979, Irina Saburova, Russian poet, writer, and translator, died (b. 1907)
On 22, Wednesday November 1989, In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.
On 22, Wednesday November 1989, Candice Glover, American Idol Season 12 winner, born
On 22, Wednesday November 1989, Alden Ehrenreich, American actor, born
On 22, Wednesday November 1989, C. C. Beck, American cartoonist, died (b. 1910)
On 22, Wednesday November 1989, René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (assassinated), died (b. 1925)
On 22, Tuesday November 1994, Dacre Montgomery, actor, born
On 22, Tuesday November 1994, Dacre Montgomery, Australian actor, born
On 22, Tuesday November 1994, Charles Upham, New Zealand soldier, died (b. 1908)
On 22, Sunday November 2009, Stan Walker wins the grand final of Australian Idol 2009.
On 22, Saturday November 2014, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warns the UN Security Council not to be complacent in the fight against Ebola.
On 22, Saturday November 2014, Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal, died (b. 1916)