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 6, Monday September 1869, Felix Salten, Austrian author, born (d. 1945)
On 6, Thursday September 1894, Howard Pease, American adventure novelist, born (d. 1974)
On 6, Saturday September 1919, The U.S. Army expedition across America, which started July 7, ends in San Francisco.
On 6, Saturday September 1919, Lee Archer, African-American U.S. fighter pilot, born (d. 2010)
On 6, Saturday September 1919, John Mitchum, American actor, born (d. 2001)
On 6, Wednesday September 1944, WWII: Tartu Offensive in Estonia concludes with Soviet forces capturing Tartu.
On 6, Wednesday September 1944, Christian Boltanski, French artist, born
On 6, Wednesday September 1944, Jan Franciszek Czartoryski, Polish Roman Catholic priest, martyr and blessed, died (b. 1897)
On 6, Sunday September 1959, Edmund Gwenn, English actor, died (b. 1877)
On 6, Sunday September 1959, Kay Kendall, English actress, died (b. 1927)
On 6, Saturday September 1969, Richmond sets a new record VFL finals winning margin when it beats Geelong by 118 points. it is the first century winning margin in a finals match and beats the previous record margin of 88 points by Melbourne against Collingwood in the 1964 Second Semi.
On 6, Saturday September 1969, Michellie Jones, triathlete, born
On 6, Saturday September 1969, Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer, died (b. 1892)
On 6, Thursday September 1979, Ned Collette, Australian singer and musician, born
On 6, Thursday September 1979, Guy Bolton, British playwright, died (b. 1884)
On 6, Wednesday September 1989, South African general election, 1989, the last held under the apartheid system, returns the National Party to power with a much-reduced majority.
On 6, Wednesday September 1989, At the 1989 Dutch general election, the Christian Democratic Appeal, led by Ruud Lubbers wins 54 seats, and is ultimately able to form a government on November 7 after entering into coalition with the Labour Party.
On 6, Tuesday September 1994, Joel Lok, actor, born
On 6, Tuesday September 1994, Nicky Hopkins, British musician, died (b. 1944)
On 6, Tuesday September 1994, Duccio Tessari, Italian director and screenwriter, died (b. 1926)
On 6, Tuesday September 1994, Paul Xuereb, Maltese politician, died (b. 1923)
On 6, Monday September 1999, Lagumot Harris, 3rd President of Nauru, died (b. 1938)
On 6, Sunday September 2009, Finnish driver Mikko Hirvonen and his co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen driving a Ford Focus win Rally Australia, the first to be held at its new venue on the northern coast of New South Wales.
On 6, Saturday September 2014, Peter F. B. Alsop, engineer and historian, died
On 6, Saturday September 2014, Martin Harrison, 65, poet, died
On 6, Saturday September 2014, A. W. Pryor, 86, physicist, died
On 6, Saturday September 2014, Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player, died (b. 1919)

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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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