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.
|Tuesday, 2 April 1946||Hamengkubuwono X born, Sultan of the historic Yogyakarta Sultanate in Indonesia born, the current Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region|
|Tuesday, 2 April 1946||Kate Bruce died, veteran silent screen actress died, made many films with D. W. Griffith (b. 1858)|
|Sunday, 2 April 1961||Christopher Meloni born, American actor|
|Sunday, 2 April 1961||Wallingford Riegger died, American music composer (b. 1885)|
|Friday, 2 April 1971||Todd Woodbridge born, tennis player|
|Friday, 2 April 1971||Todd Woodbridge born, Australian tennis player|
|Friday, 2 April 1971||Zeebra born, Japanese rapper|
|Thursday, 2 April 1981||Michael Clarke born, cricketer|
|Thursday, 2 April 1981||Bethany Joy Lenz born, American actress and singer|
|Thursday, 2 April 1981||Raghav born, Canadian singer|
|Tuesday, 2 April 1991||New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner makes an address to the National Press Club of Australia in which he criticises Federal Treasurer Paul Keating, accusing him of dragging the chain on microeconomic reform and claiming that Keating’s apparent disinterest in fixing Federal-State financial relations may thwart attempts to lower inflation.|
|Tuesday, 2 April 1991||Luke Jones born, rugby player|
|Tuesday, 2 April 1991||Government-imposed price increases double or triple the prices of consumer goods in the Soviet Union.|
|Tuesday, 2 April 1996||Polina Agafonova born, Russian figure skater|
|Tuesday, 2 April 1996||Matheus Santana born, Brazilian swimmer|
|Saturday, 2 April 2011||India wins the 2011 Cricket World Cup.|
|Saturday, 2 April 2016||Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani military in Nagorno-Karabakh kill at least 193 people, which becomes the heaviest breach of the 1994 ceasefire.|
|Saturday, 2 April 2016||Gato Barbieri died, Argentine jazz saxophonist (b. 1932)|
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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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