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.
|26 February 1846||The Liberty Bell is cracked, while being rung for George Washington’s birthday.|
|26 February 1846||William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody born, American frontiersman, later showman (d. 1917)|
|Saturday, 26 February 1921||Betty Hutton born, American actress (d. 2007)|
|Saturday, 26 February 1921||Louis Roney born, American opera singer (d. 2017)|
|Saturday, 26 February 1921||Carl Menger died, Austrian economist (b. 1840)|
|Tuesday, 26 February 1946||Jiří Bělohlávek born, Czech orchestral conductor (d. 2017)|
|Tuesday, 26 February 1946||Ahmed Zewail born, Egyptian-born chemist born, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)|
|Sunday, 26 February 1961||Hassan II is pronounced King of Morocco.|
|Sunday, 26 February 1961||Karl Albiker died, German sculptor (b. 1878)|
|Sunday, 26 February 1961||King Mohammed V of Morocco (b. 1909)|
|Friday, 26 February 1971||Secretary General U Thant signs the United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.|
|Friday, 26 February 1971||Erykah Badu born, American singer-songwriter and record producer|
|Friday, 26 February 1971||Max Martin born, Swedish music producer and songwriter|
|Friday, 26 February 1971||Yahei Miura died, Japanese athlete (b. 1895)|
|Thursday, 26 February 1981||Daniel Geale born, welterweight boxer|
|Thursday, 26 February 1981||Maria Sansone born, American journalist and Internet personality|
|Thursday, 26 February 1981||Howard Hanson died, American composer (b. 1896)|
|Thursday, 26 February 1981||Roger Tonge died, British actor (b. 1946)|
|Tuesday, 26 February 1991||Gulf War: On Baghdad radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers set fire to Kuwaiti oil fields as they retreat.|
|Tuesday, 26 February 1991||CL born, South Korean singer and dancer|
|Monday, 26 February 1996||Mieczysław Weinberg died, Polish composer (b. 1919)|
|Friday, 26 February 2016||Mal Brough announces that he will not contest the seat of Fisher at the next election.|
|Friday, 26 February 2016||John Kidd died, Paralympic athlete|
Images Citations in Composite: ID 17208541 © Anhong | Dreamstime.com; ID 35001957 © DiversityStudio1 | Dreamstime.com; ID 156394527 © Gerd Zahn | Dreamstime.com
The following two tabs change content below.
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.
Latest posts by Neville Buch (see all)
- Why Academia.edu and Not Quora? Automation Failure in Machine Learning (A.I.) and the Truth Value of Community Education - March 20, 2023
- Geo-Political Debate in Australia: An American-Australian Relational (Intellectual-Cultural) Reading - March 18, 2023
- After SVB collapse: Banking in Australia - March 14, 2023