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 29, Monday July 1844, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer, died (b. 1791)
On 29, Saturday July 1944, North Melbourne (11.21.87) beat Richmond (14.2.86) in the only VFL/AFL match where the winning team scored three fewer goals
On 29, Saturday July 1944, Walter Price, died (born 1886), cricketer
On 29, Wednesday July 1959, Qantas launched its first jet service from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi and Honolulu.
On 29, Wednesday July 1959, Gene Miles, rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s, born
On 29, Wednesday July 1959, Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor, born
On 29, Wednesday July 1959, Ruud Janssen, Dutch artist, born
On 29, Tuesday July 1969, Timothy Omundson, American actor, born
On 29, Sunday July 1979, Bill Todman, American game show producer, died (b. 1916)
On 29, Sunday July 1979, Herbert Marcuse, German American philosopher, sociologist and political theorist, died (b. 1898)
On 29, Saturday July 1989, Jake Smollett, American actor, born
On 29, Saturday July 1989, Hona Costello, American singer, born
On 29, Saturday July 1989, Nancy Andrews, American actress, died (b. 1920)
On 29, Friday July 1994, Daniele Rugani, Italian footballer, born
On 29, Friday July 1994, Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist, died (b. 1910)
On 29, Thursday July 1999, Anita Carter, American singer, died (b. 1933)
On 29, Thursday July 1999, Rajendra Kumar, Indian film actor, producer and director, died (b. 1929)

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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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