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, 5 February 1921||John Pritchard born, English conductor (d. 1989)|
|Saturday, 5 February 1921||Sir Ken Adam born, German-born British production designer (d. 2016)|
|Tuesday, 5 February 1946||Charlotte Rampling born, British actress|
|Tuesday, 5 February 1946||George Arliss died, British actor (b. 1868)|
|Friday, 5 February 1971||Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.|
|Friday, 5 February 1971||David Chisum born, American actor|
|Friday, 5 February 1971||Samuel Fox died, American music publisher and founder of the Sam Fox Publishing Company (b. 1884)|
|Friday, 5 February 1971||Mátyás Rákosi died, former leader of the (Communist) Hungarian Working People’s Party and 43rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1892)|
|Friday, 5 February 1971||Lew “Sneaky Pete” Robinson died, drag racer (b. 1933)|
|Thursday, 5 February 1981||Lee Eon born, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)|
|Thursday, 5 February 1981||Nora Zehetner born, American actress|
|Thursday, 5 February 1981||Sara Foster born, American actress|
|Tuesday, 5 February 1991||A Michigan court bars Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.|
|Tuesday, 5 February 1991||Alba Riquelme born, Paraguayan model|
|Tuesday, 5 February 1991||Pedro Arrupe died, Spanish priest (b. 1907)|
|Tuesday, 5 February 1991||Dean Jagger died, American actor (b. 1903)|
|Monday, 5 February 1996||New South Wales Royal Commissioner Mr. Justice Wood’s interim report concludes that the police service’s internal security, ICAC and the Ombudsman’s Office are all incapable of dealing with police corruption.|
|Monday, 5 February 1996||Zeng Siqi born, Chinese artistic gymnast|
|Monday, 5 February 2001||Juan Karlos Labajo born, Filipino singer and performer|
|Saturday, 5 February 2011||Brian Jacques died, British author (b. 1939)|
|Friday, 5 February 2016||The Federal Court of Australia in Brisbane fines Woolworths for selling faulty goods and failing to promptly report on serious injuries caused by the problem products.|
|Friday, 5 February 2016||A Senate committee hears that 7-Eleven workers are still being underpaid, and others are being physically intimidated to prevent them from making a compensation claim.|
|Friday, 5 February 2016||John Hirst died, historian|
|Friday, 5 February 2016||Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck born, heir apparent to the throne of Bhutan|
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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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