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 11, Friday October 1844, Henry J. Heinz, American businessman, born (d. 1919)
On 11, Monday October 1869, The Red River Rebellion breaks out, against British forces in Canada.
On 11, Saturday October 1919, Art Blakey, American jazz drummer, born (d. 1990)
On 11, Wednesday October 1944, The Tuvan People’s Republic is annexed into the Soviet Union.
On 11, Sunday October 1959, Wayne Gardner, motorcycle and touring car racer, born
On 11, Sunday October 1959, Bert Bell, 2nd commissioner of the National Football League, died (b. 1895)
On 11, Saturday October 1969, John Farrington wins his first men’s national marathon title, clocking 2:21:02.8 in Sydney.
On 11, Saturday October 1969, (11-16) The New York Mets defeat the Baltimore Orioles four games to one in one of the greatest World Series upsets in baseball history.
On 11, Thursday October 1979, Ryan Harris, cricketer, born
On 11, Thursday October 1979, Bae Doona, South Korean actress, born
On 11, Thursday October 1979, Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan singer (Cobra Starship), born
On 11, Wednesday October 1989, Media magnate Rupert Murdoch criticises Andrew Peacock as having a poor standing as Opposition Leader.
On 11, Wednesday October 1989, Michelle Wie, American golf player, born
On 11, Wednesday October 1989, Tomoyuki Sugano, Japanese baseball pitcher, born
On 11, Wednesday October 1989, M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist, died (b. 1903)
On 11, Wednesday October 1989, Paul Shenar, American actor, died (b. 1936)
On 11, Monday October 1999, Rafi Daham al-Tikriti, Iraqi intelligence director, died (b. 1937)
On 11, Sunday October 2009, Garth Tander and Will Davison win the 2009 Bathurst 1000 for the Holden Racing Team, finishing just 0.8 seconds ahead of Brad Jones Racing pairing of Jason Richards and Cameron McConville. It was Tander’s second win at the Bathurst 1000, Davison’s first and HRT’s sixth.
On 11, Sunday October 2009, Joan Martí i Alanis, 64th Co-Prince of Andorra, died (b. 1928)
On 11, Saturday October 2014, Bob Such, 70, politician, member of the South Australian House of Assembly for Fisher (since 1989)., died

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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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