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.
What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.
|12 March 1871||Kitty Marion born, German-born actress and women’s rights activist in England and the United States (d. 1944)|
|Saturday, 12 March 1921||Edith Cowan becomes the first female parliamentarian in Australia, when she is elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council.|
|Saturday, 12 March 1921||Norman Foster born, politician (died 2006)|
|Saturday, 12 March 1921||The İstiklâl Marşı (Independence March), the Turkish national anthem, is officially adopted.|
|Saturday, 12 March 1921||Gianni Agnelli born, Italian auto executive (d. 2003)|
|Saturday, 12 March 1921||Gordon MacRae born, American singer born, actor (d. 1986)|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1946||Frank Welker born, American voice actor and singer|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1946||Liza Minnelli born, American singer and actress|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1946||Ferenc Szálasi died, Hungarian military officer and Fascist politician died, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (executed) (b. 1897)|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1946||Leonida Tonelli died, Italian mathematician (b. 1885)|
|Sunday, 12 March 1961||Victor d’Arcy died, British Olympic athlete (b. 1887)|
|Sunday, 12 March 1961||Belinda Lee died, English actress (b. 1935)|
|Friday, 12 March 1971||Hafez al-Assad becomes president of Syria.|
|Friday, 12 March 1971||[12-13 March]The Allman Brothers Band plays their legendary concert at the Fillmore East.|
|Friday, 12 March 1971||David Burns died, American actor (b. 1902)|
|Thursday, 12 March 1981||Kenta Kobayashi born, Japanese professional wrestler|
|Thursday, 12 March 1981||Katarina Srebotnik born, Slovenian tennis player|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1991||Ragnar Granit died, Finnish neuroscientist died, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1900)|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1996||Federal Treasurer Peter Costello declares that the “days of sloth and waste are over” and pledges to cut $8 billion from the budget over the next two years.|
|Tuesday, 12 March 1996||Gyula Kállai died, 48th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1910)|
|Monday, 12 March 2001||Morton Downey Jr. died, American television personality (b. 1932)|
|Monday, 12 March 2001||Robert Ludlum died, American author (b. 1927)|
|Saturday, 12 March 2016||Members of rival street gangs rampage through the Melbourne CBD during the city’s Moomba Festival.|
|Saturday, 12 March 2016||John Caldwell died, demographer|
|Saturday, 12 March 2016||Lloyd Shapley died, American Nobel mathematician (b. 1923)|
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Professional Historian at Professional Historians Association (Queensland) Inc.
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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