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 10, Saturday June 1944, WWII: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre in France.
On 10, Wednesday June 1959, Carlo Ancelotti, Italian football player and manager, born
On 10, Wednesday June 1959, Phillip J. Roth, American film producer, director and screenwriter, born
On 10, Wednesday June 1959, Eliot Spitzer, American politician and former governor of New York, born
On 10, Sunday June 1979, Lee Brice, American country music singer-songwriter, born
On 10, Sunday June 1979, Winifred Mary Ward, British language pathologist, died (b. 1884)
On 10, Saturday June 1989, David Miller, South African cricketer, born
On 10, Saturday June 1989, Alexandra Stan, Romanian singer, born
On 10, Saturday June 1989, Richard Quine, American actor, died (b. 1920)
On 10, Friday June 1994, Edward Kienholz, American artist and sculptor, died (b. 1927)
On 10, Thursday June 1999, Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Yugoslav forces from Kosovo.
On 10, Wednesday June 2009, The Nine Network announces the third series of Underbelly will be titled Underbelly: The Golden Mile, and will focus on Kings Cross in Sydney, beginning in 1989, and also include the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption.
On 10, Tuesday June 2014, Gary Gilmour, 62, cricketer, died