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.
|Saturday, 14 May 1921||[May 14–May 15 1921] A major geomagnetic storm occurs.|
|Saturday, 14 May 1921||[May 14– 17] Violent anti-European riots occur in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.|
|Saturday, 14 May 1921||Richard Deacon born, American actor (d. 1984)|
|Sunday, 14 May 1961||Civil rights movement: a Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama and the civil rights protestors are beaten by an angry mob of Ku Klux Klan members.|
|Sunday, 14 May 1961||Urban Priol born, German Kabarett artist and comedian|
|Sunday, 14 May 1961||Tim Roth born, English actor|
|Sunday, 14 May 1961||Albert Sévigny died, Canadian politician (b. 1881)|
|Friday, 14 May 1971||Sofia Coppola born, American filmmaker|
|Tuesday, 14 May 1991||Elizabeth II arrives in Washington, D.C. for a 13-day royal visit to the U.S.|
|Tuesday, 14 May 1991||Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, dubbed the “Mugger of the Nation”, is found guilty and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for her involvement in the death of 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi. The sentence is never carried out.|
|Tuesday, 14 May 1991||Jiang Qing died, Chinese radical revolutionary died, widow of Mao Zedong (b. 1914)|
|Tuesday, 14 May 1996||Martin Garrix born, Dutch DJ and producer|
|Tuesday, 14 May 1996||McKaley Miller born, American actress|
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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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