On This Day: Monday, 18 January 2021

January 18, 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.

 

18 January 1871 Founding of the German Empire: The member states of the North German Confederation and the south German states unite into a single nation state, known as the German Empire. The King of Prussia is declared the first German Emperor as Wilhelm I of Germany, in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
18 January 1896 The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
18 January 1896 C. M. Eddy, Jr. born, American author (d. 1967)
18 January 1896 Charles Floquet died, Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
Tuesday, 18 January 1921 Yoichiro Nambu born, Japanese-American Nobel physicist (d. 2015)
Tuesday, 18 January 1921 Adolf von Hildebrand died, German sculptor (b. 1847)
Friday, 18 January 1946 Paul Shmyr born, Canadian former National Hockey League (d. 2004)
Friday, 18 January 1946 Joseph Deiss born, Swiss Federal Councillor
Wednesday, 18 January 1961 Peter Beardsley born, English footballer
Wednesday, 18 January 1961 Mark Messier born, Canadian hockey player
Wednesday, 18 January 1961 Bob Peterson born, American animator and voice actor
Wednesday, 18 January 1961 Thomas Anthony Dooley III died, physician (b. 1927)
Monday, 18 January 1971 Strikes in Poland demand the resignation of Interior Minister Kazimierz Świtała. He resigns January 23 and is replaced by Franciszek Szlachcic.
Monday, 18 January 1971 Ivan Koloff defeats Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship ending a Seven and two thirds years reign. (the longest in the Championships history)
Monday, 18 January 1971 Jonathan Davis born, American musician (Korn)
Monday, 18 January 1971 Pep Guardiola born, Spanish football manager
Monday, 18 January 1971 Seamus O’Regan born, Canadian-Irish politician and former television personality
Monday, 18 January 1971 Fabian Ribauw born, Nauruan politician
Sunday, 18 January 1981 Otgonbayar Ershuu born, Mongolian visual artist
Friday, 18 January 1991 Prime Minister Bob Hawke calls on Israel not to retaliate against Iraq.
Friday, 18 January 1991 Eastern Air Lines shuts down after 62 years, citing financial problems.
Friday, 18 January 1991 Britt McKillip born, Canadian actress and musician
Friday, 18 January 1991 Matthew Kane born, British actor
Friday, 18 January 1991 Hamilton Fish III died, American soldier and politician (b. 1888)
Thursday, 18 January 1996 Sarah Gilman born, American actress
Thursday, 18 January 1996 Leonor Fini died, Argentine artist (b. 1908)
Thursday, 18 January 1996 Endel Puusepp died, Estonian pilot (b. 1909)
Thursday, 18 January 1996 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao died, Indian film actor (b. 1923)
Thursday, 18 January 1996 Rudolf Wanderone died, American billiards player (b. 1913)
Thursday, 18 January 2001 Claire Engler born, American actress
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 Duncan Hall died, 85, rugby league footballer
Monday, 18 January 2016 Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel refinery is placed into voluntary administration.
Monday, 18 January 2016 Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announces in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that 72 children will be returned to immigration detention on Nauru within weeks.
Monday, 18 January 2016 Glenn Frey died, American musician (b. 1948)
Monday, 18 January 2016 Michel Tournier died, French writer (b. 1924)

 

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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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