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.
|15 January 1871||Edward C. Delavan died, American temperance movement leader (b. 1793)|
|15 January 1896||Mathew Brady died, American photographer (b. 1822)|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1946||Karl Nabersberg died, German youth leader (b. 1908)|
|Friday, 15 January 1971||The Aswan High Dam officially opens in Egypt.|
|Friday, 15 January 1971||Regina King born, American actress|
|Friday, 15 January 1971||John Dall died, American actor (b. 1918)|
|Thursday, 15 January 1981||Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.|
|Thursday, 15 January 1981||Howie Day born, American singer and songwriter|
|Thursday, 15 January 1981||El Hadji Diouf born, Senegalese footballer|
|Thursday, 15 January 1981||Pitbull born, American hip-hop musician and record producer|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1991||The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1991||Prime Minister of Cape Verde Pedro Pires resigns following his party’s loss in the January 13 Cape Verdean parliamentary election, the first ever multiparty election in an African nation.|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1991||Darya Klishina born, Russian athlete and model|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1991||Rubab Raza born, Pakistani swimmer|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1991||Ralph Tambs-Lyche died, Norwegian mathematician (b. 1890)|
|Tuesday, 15 January 1991||Frederick J. Pohl died, prolific playwright, literary critic, editor, and book writer (b. 1889)|
|Monday, 15 January 1996||New South Wales Police Commissioner Tony Lauer announces his resignation.|
|Monday, 15 January 1996||Dove Cameron born, American actress|
|Monday, 15 January 1996||Les Baxter died, American musician and composer (b. 1922)|
|Monday, 15 January 1996||Moshoeshoe II died, King of Lesotho (b. 1938)|
|Monday, 15 January 2001||Wikipedia is launched.|
|Saturday, 15 January 2011||Harvey James died, 58, guitarist with Sherbet|
|Saturday, 15 January 2011||Nat Lofthouse died, English footballer (b. 1925)|
|Saturday, 15 January 2011||Susannah York died, British actress (b. 1939)|
|Friday, 15 January 2016||Ken Judge died, Australian rules footballer (Hawthorn, Brisbane Bears) and coach (Hawthorn, West Coast Eagles)|
|Friday, 15 January 2016||Dan Haggerty died, American actor (b. 1941)|
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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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