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.
|7 May 1871||Gyula Károlyi born, 29th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1947)|
|7 May 1896||John Dunville born, British Army officer in World War I (d. 1917)|
|7 May 1896||Herman Webster Mudgett (alias H. H. Holmes) died, American serial killer (executed) (b. 1861)|
|Tuesday, 7 May 1946||Michael Rosen born, British novelist and poet|
|Tuesday, 7 May 1946||Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with about 20 employees.|
|Tuesday, 7 May 1946||Thelma Houston born, American singer|
|Sunday, 7 May 1961||Robert Spano born, American conductor and pianist|
|Thursday, 7 May 1981||Alleged crime boss, Robert Trimbole, leaves Australia.|
|Thursday, 7 May 1981||Three engineering companies make agreements for shorter working weeks with metal trade union representatives in Sydney, giving a major boost to the ongoing campaign for a 35-hour week.|
|Thursday, 7 May 1981||Hiromichi Yahara died, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)|
|Tuesday, 7 May 1991||Rueben Randle born, American football player|
|Tuesday, 7 May 1991||Dennis Crosby died, American singer (b. 1934)|
|Monday, 7 May 2001||Queensland Premier Peter Beattie orders a dingo cull on Fraser Island after 9-year-old Clinton Gage is mauled to death by a dingo on 30 April.|
|Monday, 7 May 2001||In Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an attempt is made to reconstruct the Ferhadija mosque. However, the ceremony results in mass riots by Serb nationalists, who beat and stone 300 elderly Bosnian Muslims.|
|Saturday, 7 May 2011||Willard Boyle died, Canadian Nobel physicist (b. 1924)|
|Saturday, 7 May 2011||Seve Ballesteros died, Spanish golfer (b. 1957)|
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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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