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 9, Tuesday September 1919, Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter, born (d. 2014)
On 9, Tuesday September 1919, Petr Braiko, Soviet soldier, born (d. 2018)
On 9, Saturday September 1944, WWII: An insurrection breaks out in Sofia.
On 9, Saturday September 1944, Robert Benoist, French race car driver and war hero, died (b. 1895)
On 9, Tuesday September 1969, Natasha Stott Despoja, politician, born
On 9, Tuesday September 1969, Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28, and crashes near Fairland, Indiana, killing all 83 persons in both aircraft.
On 9, Tuesday September 1969, Rachel Hunter, New Zealand model and actress, born
On 9, Sunday September 1979, The long-running comic strip For Better or For Worse begins its run.
On 9, Sunday September 1979, Norrie Paramor, British music producer, died (b. 1914)
On 9, Saturday September 1989, Sean Malto, American professional skateboarder, born
On 9, Friday September 1994, Patrick O’Neal, American actor, died (b. 1927)
On 9, Thursday September 1999, Catfish Hunter, American baseball player, died (b. 1946)
On 9, Thursday September 1999, Ruth Roman, American actress, died (b. 1922)
On 9, Tuesday September 2014, New South Wales farmer Geoff Hunt kills his wife and three children before turning the gun on himself.

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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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