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 2, Sunday September 1894, Joseph Roth, Austrian writer, born (d. 1939)
On 2, Tuesday September 1919, Marge Champion, American actress
On 2, Saturday September 1944, Ray Groom, Premier of Tasmania (1992–1996) , born.
On 2, Saturday September 1944, The Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving 3 days later.
On 2, Saturday September 1944, ¡Hola! magazine launched in Barcelona.
On 2, Saturday September 1944, Gilles Marchal, French musician, born
On 2, Saturday September 1944, Maria Vetulani de Nisau, Polish soldier, died (b. 1898)
On 2, Wednesday September 1959, Guy Laliberté, Canadian Cirque du Soleil founder, born
On 2, Tuesday September 1969, The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York.
On 2, Tuesday September 1969, Ho Chi Minh, former president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, dies.
On 2, Tuesday September 1969, Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, American singer, born
On 2, Tuesday September 1969, Dave Naz, American photographer, born
On 2, Tuesday September 1969, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader, 1st Prime Minister of Vietnam, 1st President and Communist Party leader of Vietnam, died (b. 1890)
On 2, Sunday September 1979, Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor, born
On 2, Sunday September 1979, Łukasz Żygadło, Polish volleyball player, born
On 2, Sunday September 1979, Felix Aylmer, British actor, died (b. 1889)
On 2, Saturday September 1989, Zedd, record producer, DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter., born
On 2, Saturday September 1989, Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer, born
On 2, Friday September 1994, Roy Castle, British entertainer, died (b. 1932)
On 2, Tuesday September 2014, Former Kenyan presidential candidate Quincy Timberlake is charged with murder in Brisbane.
On 2, Tuesday September 2014, Jack Culpin, 86, politician, member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Glenroy (1976–1985) and Broadmeadows (1985–1988)., died

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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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