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 14, Tuesday January 1919, Estonian War of Independence: Estonian forces liberate Tartu from the Red Army.
On 14, Tuesday January 1919, Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician, 3-time Prime Minister of Italy, born (d. 2013)
On 14, Tuesday January 1919, Andy Rooney, American television personality, born (d. 2011)
On 14, Friday January 1944, Meat rationing begins in Australia.
On 14, Friday January 1944, Graham Marsh, golfer, born.
On 14, Friday January 1944, WWII: Soviet troops start the offensive at Leningrad and Novgorod.
On 14, Friday January 1944, Mehmet Emin Yurdakul, Turkish writer, died (b. 1869)
On 14, Wednesday January 1959, Eivind Berggrav, Norwegian Lutheran bishop and reverend, died (b. 1884)
On 14, Wednesday January 1959, G. D. H. Cole, English political theorist, economist and historian, died (b. 1889)
On 14, Tuesday January 1969, An explosion aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 and injures 314.
On 14, Tuesday January 1969, The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 4.
On 14, Tuesday January 1969, Jason Bateman, American actor, director and producer, born
On 14, Tuesday January 1969, Dave Grohl, American rock drummer and composer, born
On 14, Sunday January 1979, Tasmania beats Western Australia by 47 runs to win their first Gillette Cup title.
On 14, Sunday January 1979, Angela Lindvall, American model, born
On 14, Sunday January 1979, Thomas DeSimone, American gangster, died (b. 1950)
On 14, Saturday January 1989, Frankie Sandford, British singer, born
On 14, Saturday January 1989, Robert B. Anderson, American administrator and businessman, died (b. 1910)
On 14, Saturday January 1989, Robert Lembke, German television presenter and game show host, died (b. 1913)
On 14, Friday January 1994, Brad Crouch, footballer, born
On 14, Friday January 1994, U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country’s targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
On 14, Friday January 1994, Kai, South Korean singer, born
On 14, Friday January 1994, Muktar Edris, Ethiopian long-distance runner, born
On 14, Friday January 1994, Esther Ralston, American actress, died (b. 1902)
On 14, Friday January 1994, Delio Rodríguez, Spanish cyclist, died (b. 1916)
On 14, Friday January 1994, Zino Davidoff, Ukrainian businessman, died (b. 1906)
On 14, Friday January 1994, Federica Montseny, Spanish politician, died (b. 1905)
On 14, Thursday January 1999, Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director, died (b. 1933)
On 14, Wednesday January 2009, The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
On 14, Wednesday January 2009, Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-born American actor, died (b. 1920)
On 14, Tuesday January 2014, Mae Young, American professional wrestler, died (b. 1923)

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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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