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 30, Thursday December 1869, Stephen Leacock, British-Canadian author, economist, born (d. 1944)
On 30, Tuesday December 1919, David Willcocks, British choral conductor, organist and composer, born (d. 2015)
On 30, Saturday December 1944, King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving his throne vacant.
On 30, Saturday December 1944, “Stage Door Cartoon” is the first cartoon produced by Eddie Selzer.
On 30, Saturday December 1944, Joseph Hilbe, American statistician and author, born
On 30, Saturday December 1944, Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate, died (b. 1866)
On 30, Wednesday December 1959, Tracey Ullman, British-American comedian and actress, born
On 30, Tuesday December 1969, The Linwood bank robbery leaves two police officers dead.
On 30, Tuesday December 1969, Matt Goldman, American record producer, born
On 30, Tuesday December 1969, Jay Kay, English singer (Jamiroquai) born
On 30, Tuesday December 1969, Kersti Kaljulaid, 5th President of Estonia, born
On 30, Sunday December 1979, Milana Terloeva, Chechen journalist and author, born
On 30, Sunday December 1979, Yelawolf, American rapper, born
On 30, Sunday December 1979, Richard Rodgers, American composer, died (b. 1902)
On 30, Saturday December 1989, Ryan Sheckler, American skateboarder, born
On 30, Saturday December 1989, Yasuji Miyazaki, Japanese Olympic swimmer, died (b. 1916)
On 30, Saturday December 1989, Madoline Thomas, Welsh actress, died (b. 1890)
On 30, Thursday December 1999, Des Renford, 72, Marathon Swimmer, died
On 30, Thursday December 1999, Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, died (b. 1909)
On 30, Wednesday December 2009, Rowland S. Howard, musician (The Birthday Party), died
On 30, Wednesday December 2009, Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, died (b. 1940)
On 30, Tuesday December 2014, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirms that Australia has sent AP-3C Orions to help with the search for missing Air Asia flight QZ8501.
On 30, Tuesday December 2014, Luise Rainer, German-born American actress, died (b. 1910)
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