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 29, Friday November 1844, Princess Sophia of Gloucester, died (b. 1773)
On 29, Thursday November 1894, Lucille Hegamin, American singer, entertainer, born (d. 1970)
On 29, Wednesday November 1944, WWII: Submarine USS Archerfish sinks Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano. Shinano is the largest carrier built to this date, and will remain through the twentieth century the largest ship sunk by a submarine.
On 29, Sunday November 1959, Rahm Emanuel, American politician, born
On 29, Sunday November 1959, Platon Lebedev, Russian executive, born
On 29, Sunday November 1959, Hans Henny Jahnn, German playwright and novelist, died (b. 1894)
On 29, Saturday November 1969, The rebuilding of the Indian Pacific rail line between Sydney and Perth to standard gauge is completed.
On 29, Saturday November 1969, Chris Baker, American race car driver, born
On 29, Saturday November 1969, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer, born
On 29, Saturday November 1969, Kasey Keller, American Major League Soccer player, born
On 29, Saturday November 1969, Mariano Rivera, Panamanian Major League Baseball player, born
On 29, Thursday November 1979, Jayceon Taylor, American rapper (The Game), born
On 29, Wednesday November 1989, Rajiv Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India after his party, the Indian National Congress, loses about half of its seats at the 1989 Indian general election.
On 29, Wednesday November 1989, A. Maruthakasi, Indian poet and lyricist, died (b. 1920)
On 29, Wednesday November 1989, Gubby Allen, English cricketer, died (b. 1902)
On 29, Wednesday November 1989, Giuseppe Antonini, Italian football player, died (b. 1914)
On 29, Wednesday November 1989, Mario Colli, Italian actor, died (b. 1915)
On 29, Tuesday November 1994, Julius Randle, American basketball player, born
On 29, Tuesday November 1994, Sir James Crane, British police officer, died (b. 1921)
On 29, Monday November 1999, Iwamoto Kaoru, Japanese professional Go player, died (b. 1902)
On 29, Monday November 1999, Gene Rayburn, American television personality, died (b. 1917)
On 29, Saturday November 2014, A state election is held in Victoria. The Labor Party led by Daniel Andrews defeats the incumbent Coalition government of Denis Napthine—the first defeat of a one-term government in Victoria since 1955.