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 13, Friday September 1844, Ludwig von Falkenhausen, German general, born (d. 1936)
On 13, Thursday September 1894, J. B. Priestley, English novelist, playwright, born (d. 1984)
On 13, Thursday September 1894, Julian Tuwim, Polish poet, born (d. 1953)
On 13, Thursday September 1894, Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer, died (b. 1841)
On 13, Saturday September 1919, Olle Anderberg, Swedish wrestler, born (d. 2003)
On 13, Saturday September 1919, Mary Midgley, English philosopher, born (d. 2018)
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Midget Farrelly, surfer, born.
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, WWII: Start of the Battle of Meligalas between the Greek Resistance forces of the Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS) and the collaborationist Security Battalions.
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Carol Barnes, British newsreader, born (d. 2008)
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Jacqueline Bisset, English actress, born
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Peter Cetera, lead singer and guitarist of American rock group Chicago, born
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Yolande Beekman, French WWII heroine, died (b. 1911)
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Madeleine Damerment, French WWII heroine, died (b. 1917)
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Noor Inayat Khan, Indian WWII heroine, died (b. 1914)
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, Eliane Plewman, British WWII heroine, died (b. 1917)
On 13, Wednesday September 1944, W. Heath Robinson, British cartoonist and illustrator, died (b. 1872)
On 13, Sunday September 1959, Kathy Johnson, American artistic gymnast, born
On 13, Sunday September 1959, Alfonso Freeman, American actor, born
On 13, Sunday September 1959, Chris Hansen, journalist, born
On 13, Sunday September 1959, Gilbert Adrian, American costume designer, died (b. 1903)
On 13, Sunday September 1959, Diomira Jacobini, Italian actress, died (b. 1899)
On 13, Saturday September 1969, Shane Warne, cricketer, born
On 13, Saturday September 1969, Scooby-Doo airs its first episode on the CBS network in the United States.
On 13, Saturday September 1969, Dominic Fumusa, American actor, born
On 13, Saturday September 1969, Tyler Perry, American actor, film director, and screenwriter, born
On 13, Saturday September 1969, Shane Warne, Australian cricketer, born
On 13, Thursday September 1979, South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
On 13, Thursday September 1979, Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player, born
On 13, Thursday September 1979, Hap Ward, American baseball player, died (b. 1885)
On 13, Wednesday September 1989, Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player, born (d. 2013), born
On 13, Wednesday September 1989, Thomas Müller, German football player, born
On 13, Wednesday September 1989, Charles H. Russell, American politician, 20th Governor of Nevada, died (b. 1903)
On 13, Tuesday September 1994, President Bill Clinton signs the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which bans the manufacture of new firearms with certain features for a period of 10 years.
On 13, Monday September 1999, Ekaterina Borisova, Russian pair skater, born

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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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