On This Day: Friday, 8 January 2021

January 8, 2021
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 […]

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.

 

8 January 1871 José Trinidad Cabañas died, Honduran general, president and national hero (b. 1805)
8 January 1896 Arthur Ford born, American psychic spiritual medium, clairaudient (d. 1971)
8 January 1896 Clifton Sprague born, American admiral (d. 1955)
8 January 1896 Paul Verlaine died, French lyric poet (b. 1844)
Tuesday, 8 January 1946 Robby Krieger born, American rock musician (The Doors)
Tuesday, 8 January 1946 Stanton Peele born, American psychologist
Tuesday, 8 January 1946 Dion Fortune died, British writer (b. 1890)
Sunday, 8 January 1961 In France, a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies on independence for Algeria.
Sunday, 8 January 1961 Calvin Smith born, American athlete
Sunday, 8 January 1961 František Flos died, Czech novelist (b. 1864)
Friday, 8 January 1971 Tupamaros kidnap Geoffrey Jackson, British ambassador to Uruguay, in Montevideo, keeping him captive until September.
Thursday, 8 January 1981 Xie Xingfang born, Chinese badminton player
Thursday, 8 January 1981 Genevieve Cortese born, American actress
Thursday, 8 January 1981 Jeff Francis born, Canadian pitcher
Thursday, 8 January 1981 Matthew Beard died, American actor (b. 1925)
Tuesday, 8 January 1991 Asuka Hinoi born, Japanese singer
Tuesday, 8 January 1991 Steve Clark died, English guitarist (b. 1960)
Monday, 8 January 1996 A Zairean cargo plane crashes into a crowded market in the center of the capital city, Kinshasa, killing 300 people.
Monday, 8 January 1996 François Mitterrand died, President of France (b. 1916)
Monday, 8 January 2001 Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock explains on Iranian television the hazards of illegal migration to Australia.
Saturday, 8 January 2011 Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark born
Friday, 8 January 2016 Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico.
Friday, 8 January 2016 Maria Teresa de Filippis died, Italian racing driver (b. 1926)

 

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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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