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.
|15 March 1871||Australia’s first synagogue opens in Adelaide, South Australia.|
|15 March 1871||Constantin Argetoianu born, 41st Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1955)|
|Tuesday, 15 March 1921||Talaat Pasha died, Ottoman Turkish ruler died, initiator of the Armenian Genocide (b. 1874) (assassinated)|
|Friday, 15 March 1946||Clement Attlee promises independence to India as soon as they can agree on a constitution.|
|Friday, 15 March 1946||Bobby Bonds born, American baseball player and manager (d. 2003)|
|Wednesday, 15 March 1961||South Africa announces it will withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations upon becoming a republic (31 May). The nation rejoins the organization in 1994.|
|Wednesday, 15 March 1961||The Union of Peoples of Angola, led by Holden Roberto, attacks strategic locations in the north of Angola. These events result in the beginning of the colonial war with Portugal.|
|Monday, 15 March 1971||Chris Patton born, American voice actor|
|Sunday, 15 March 1981||Young Buck born, American rapper|
|Sunday, 15 March 1981||René Clair died, French film director (b. 1898)|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||Kurt Baptiste born, rugby league player|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||Four Los Angeles, California, police officers are indicted for the videotaped March 3 beating of Rodney King during an arrest.|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||Germany formally regains complete independence after the four post-World War II occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union) relinquish all remaining rights.|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||The United States and Albania resume diplomatic relations for the first time since 1939.|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||Kie Kitano born, Japanese actress|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||George Sherman died, American film director (b. 1908)|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||Evelyn Boucher died, British film actress (b. 1892)|
|Friday, 15 March 1991||Robin Hill died, British plant biochemist (b. 1899)|
|Friday, 15 March 1996||Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad agrees to visit Australia for the first time in a decade.|
|Friday, 15 March 1996||Unable to head a minority Government, Tasmanian Premier Ray Groom resigns the Liberal leadership.|
|Friday, 15 March 1996||Levin Öztunalı born, German footballer|
|Friday, 15 March 1996||Olga Rudge died, American violinist (b. 1895)|
|Thursday, 15 March 2001||Gaetano Cozzi died, Italian historian (b. 1922)|
|Thursday, 15 March 2001||Ann Sothern died, American actress and singer (b. 1909)|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2011||Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, declares a three-month state of emergency as troops from the Gulf Co-operation Council are sent to quell the civil unrest.|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2011||Protests breakout across Syria demanding democratic reforms, resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, and release of those imprisoned for the March 6 Daraa protest. The government responds by killing hundreds of protesters and laying siege to various cities, beginning the Syrian Civil War.|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2011||Nate Dogg died, American rapper (b. 1969)|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2016||Better Loosen Up died, racehorse|
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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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