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 1, Sunday July 1894, Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, died (b. 1819)
On 1, Tuesday July 1919, Malik Dohan al-Hassan, Iraqi politician
On 1, Tuesday July 1919, Mikhail Shultz, Soviet/Russian physical chemist, born (d. 2006)
On 1, Tuesday July 1919, Arnold Meri, Estonian colonel, born (d. 2009)
On 1, Tuesday July 1919, Gerald E. Miller, American vice admiral, born (d. 2014)
On 1, Saturday July 1944, The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference begins at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States.
On 1, Saturday July 1944, Mercedes Bresso, Italian politician, born
On 1, Saturday July 1944, Mike Horan, Australian politician, born
On 1, Saturday July 1944, Diron Talbert, American football player, born
On 1, Saturday July 1944, Syd Jackson, Australian rules footballer, born
On 1, Saturday July 1944, Carl Mayer, Austrian screenwriter, died (b. 1894)
On 1, Wednesday July 1959, Australia’s longest running children’s TV series, Mr. Squiggle, first airs on ABC Television.
On 1, Wednesday July 1959, Mohamed Lemine Ould Guig, Mauritanian academic and political figure, born
On 1, Wednesday July 1959, Dale Midkiff, American actor, born
On 1, Wednesday July 1959, Giovanni D’Aleo, Italian long-distance runner, born
On 1, Tuesday July 1969, Charles, Prince of Wales, is invested with his title at Caernarfon.
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Commonwealth death duties are abolished.
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Responsibility for education in the Northern Territory is transferred from the Federal to the Northern Territory Government.
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Sweden outlaws corporal punishment in the home.
On 1, Sunday July 1979, The Sony Walkman goes on sale for the first time in Japan.
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Danisa Phiri, Zimbabwean footballer, born
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial arts fighter, born
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Patrik Baboumian, German-Iranian strongman competitor, strength athlete and bodybuilder, born
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Douglas McKenzie, Australian cricketer, died (b. 1906)
On 1, Sunday July 1979, Richard Ward, gravely-voiced, American actor, died (b. 1915)
On 1, Saturday July 1989, Interest rates on home mortgages reach 17%.
On 1, Saturday July 1989, Bob Shanks takes over as managing director of Network Ten due to ailing ratings & totally revamps the network, giving it the name 10 TV Australia as well as introducing a new lineup with increased game show content. Most of the new shows are axed by the end of the year.
On 1, Saturday July 1989, Daniel Ricciardo, racecar driver, born
On 1, Saturday July 1989, Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1 driver. Drives for Red Bull F1, born
On 1, Thursday July 1999, The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that devolved powers are officially transferred from the Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
On 1, Thursday July 1999, Europol (short for European Police Office) the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency becomes fully operational.
On 1, Thursday July 1999, Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, born
On 1, Thursday July 1999, Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer, died (b. 1957)
On 1, Thursday July 1999, Edward Dmytryk, American film director, died (b. 1908)
On 1, Thursday July 1999, Guy Mitchell, American singer, died (b. 1927)
On 1, Thursday July 1999, Sylvia Sidney, American actress, died (b. 1910)
On 1, Wednesday July 2009, Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer and politician, died (b. 1952)
On 1, Wednesday July 2009, Karl Malden, American actor, died (b. 1912)
On 1, Tuesday July 2014, Graeme McMahon, 74, Chairman of Essendon Football Club (1996–2003), died
On 1, Tuesday July 2014, Gérard Kango Ouédraogo, 1st Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, died (b. 1925)

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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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