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.
|19 March 1871||Schofield Haigh born, English cricketer (d. 1921)|
|Saturday, 19 March 1921||Tommy Cooper born, Welsh prop comedian born, magician (d. 1984)|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1946||The Soviet Union and Switzerland resume diplomatic relations.|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1946||French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1946||Augusto Nicolás Martínez died, Ecuadorian agronomist , economist , geologist , researcher , educator and mountaineer (b. 1860)|
|Friday, 19 March 1971||Winifred Horrabin died, British socialist activist and journalist (b. 1887)|
|Thursday, 19 March 1981||The South Australian Parliament passes the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act.|
|Thursday, 19 March 1981||Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.|
|Thursday, 19 March 1981||Declan Bennett born, English singer-songwriter|
|Thursday, 19 March 1981||Kolo Touré born, Ivorian football player|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1991||[19–26 March] President of Poland Lech Wałęsa becomes the first Polish president to ever visit the U.S.|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1991||Garrett Clayton born, American actor and singer|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1996||Kaiya Jones born, Scottish-born actress|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1996||Feodosiy Efremenkov born, Russian figure skater|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1996||Virginia Henderson died, American nurse and theorist (b. 1897)|
|Tuesday, 19 March 1996||Chen Jingrun died, Chinese mathematician (b. 1933)|
|Saturday, 19 March 2011||Kym Bonython died, 90, arts identity|
|Saturday, 19 March 2011||In light of continuing attacks on Libyan rebels by forces in support of leader Muammar Gaddafi, military intervention authorized under UNSCR 1973 begins as French fighter jets make reconnaissance flights over Libya.|
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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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