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.
|9 April 1896||The National Farm School (later Delaware Valley College) is chartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.|
|9 April1896||Gustav Koerner died, German-American statesman (b. 1809)|
|Saturday, 9 April 1921||Roger Bocquet born, Swiss footballer (d. 1994)|
|Saturday, 9 April 1921||Frankie Thomas born, American actor (d. 2006)|
|Saturday, 9 April 1921||William G. Callow born, American judge (d. 2018)|
|Saturday, 9 April 1921||Yitzhak Navon born, Israeli politician (d. 2015)|
|Sunday, 9 April 1961||Ahmet Zog/Zog I died, Skanderberg III died, Albanian political leader died, 11th Prime Minister of Albania died, 7th President of Albania and King of Albania (b. 1895)|
|Friday, 9 April 1971||Charles Manson is sentenced to death; in 1972, later commuted.|
|Friday, 9 April 1971||Jacques Villeneuve born, Canadian 1997 Formula 1 world champion|
|Thursday, 9 April 1981||Milan Bartovič born, Slovak hockey player|
|Thursday, 9 April 1981||Eric Harris born, American murderer (d. 1999)|
|Thursday, 9 April 1981||Ireneusz Jeleń born, Polish footballer|
|Tuesday, 9 April 1991||The Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia declares independence from the Soviet Union.|
|Tuesday, 9 April 1991||The first Soviet troops leave Poland.|
|Tuesday, 9 April 1991||Sancler Frantz born, Brazilian model and journalist|
|Tuesday, 9 April 1991||Forrest Towns died, American Olympic athlete (b. 1914)|
|Tuesday, 9 April 1996||In a common statement, the European Union officially recognises the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.|
|Tuesday, 9 April 1996||Giovani Lo Celso born, Argentinian footballer|
|Saturday, 9 April 2011||Sidney Lumet died, American film director (b. 1924)|
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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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