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.
|10 May 1871||The Treaty of Frankfurt is signed, confirming the frontiers between Germany and France.|
|10 May 1896||Antti Ahlström died, Finnish industrialist, founder of Ahlstrom (b. 1827)|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Murade Isaac Murargy born, Mozambican diplomat and politician|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Emile de Cartier de Marchienne died, Belgian diplomat (b. 1871)|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Jawaharlal Nehru is elected leader of the Congress Party in India.|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||The first V-2 rocket is successfully launched at the White Sands Missile Range.|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Graham Gouldman born, English songwriter and musician (10cc born, Wax)|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Donovan born, Scottish rock musician|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Dave Mason born, English rock musician (Traffic)|
|Friday, 10 May 1946||Birutė Galdikas born, Canadian anthropologist born, primatologist born, conservationist born, ethologist born, and author|
|Wednesday, 10 May 1961||Danny Carey born, American drummer (Tool born, Pigmy Love Circus)|
|Monday, 10 May 1971||Kim Jong-nam born, eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (d. 2017)|
|Monday, 10 May 1971||Craig Mack born, American rapper (d. 2018)|
|Friday, 10 May 1991||Ray Dalton born, American singer-songwriter|
|Friday, 10 May 1991||Jordan Francis born, Canadian actor|
|Friday, 10 May 1996||Prime Minister John Howard announces new gun control measures, which involve the banning of automatic and semi-automatic weapons, self-loading rifles, shotguns and pump-action shotguns, as well as tightening of other gun laws. A nationwide register will be establishes, along with requirements for a genuine reason for owning, possessing or using a firearm, minimum standards for storage and mail order sales controls.|
|Friday, 10 May 1996||1996 Everest disaster: A sudden storm engulfs Mount Everest with several climbing teams high on the mountain, leaving eight people dead. By the end of the month, at least four other climbers die in the worst season of fatalities on the mountain to date.|
|Friday, 10 May 1996||The Australian government introduces a nationwide ban on the private possession of both automatic and semi-automatic rifles, in response to the Port Arthur massacre.|
|Friday, 10 May 1996||Tyus Jones born, American basketball player|
|Thursday, 10 May 2001||Arthur Tange died, 86 died, public servant|
|Tuesday, 10 May 2016||Kang Young-hoon died, 21st Prime Minister of South Korea (b. 1922)|
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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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