On This Day: Monday, 22 February 2021

February 22, 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.

 

22 February 1871 Hayden Starke born (died 1958), High Court judge
22 February 1871 Sir Charles Shaw died, British army officer and police commissioner (b. 1795)
Tuesday, 22 February 1921 Jean-Bédel Bokassa born, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (1966-1976), Emperor of Central Africa (1976-1979) (d. 1996)
Tuesday, 22 February 1921 Wayne C. Booth born, American literary critic (d. 2005)
Tuesday, 22 February 1921 Marshall Teague born, American race car driver (d. 1959)
Tuesday, 22 February 1921 Giulietta Masina born, Italian actress (d. 1994)
Tuesday, 22 February 1921 Ernst Gunther died, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (b. 1863)
Wednesday, 22 February 1961 Akira Takasaki born, Japanese guitarist
Wednesday, 22 February 1961 George de Cuevas died, Chilean-American ballet impresario and choreographer (b. 1885)
Wednesday, 22 February 1961 Nick LaRocca died, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
Monday, 22 February 1971 Lea Salonga born, Filipino singer and actress
Monday, 22 February 1971 William B. Hartsfield died, American politician (b. 1890)
Sunday, 22 February 1981 Michael Maltese died, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Sunday, 22 February 1981 Curtis Bernhardt died, German film director (b. 1899)
Sunday, 22 February 1981 Ilo Wallace died, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
Friday, 22 February 1991 First day of the Australian Track & Field Championships for the 1990-1991 season, which are held at the Sydney Athletic Field in Sydney, New South Wales. The combined events were conducted in Perth on 22 and 23 March, while the relays were conducted at Hobart on 6 January 1991.
Friday, 22 February 1991 Gulf War: Iraq accepts a Soviet-proposed cease fire agreement. The U.S. rejects the agreement, but says that retreating Iraqi forces will not be attacked if they leave Kuwait within 24 hours.
Friday, 22 February 1991 Robin Stjernberg born, Swedish pop singer
Friday, 22 February 1991 Khalil Mack born, American football player
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 [February 22-March 14 2011] Uncertainty over Libyan oil output causes crude oil prices to rise 20% over a two-week period following the Arab Spring, causing the 2011 energy crisis.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Christchurch, New Zealand. Over 180 people were killed, many within the CTV Building, including a large number of foreign citizens. A large number of foreign search and rescue workers responded to the event.
Monday, 22 February 2016 The Federal Government’s proposed changes to Senate voting are introduced into Parliament. The changes are designed to make it more difficult for crossbenchers to get elected if they have a tiny proportion of the vote.
Monday, 22 February 2016 Baby Asha is released from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane after a week-long stalemate where her doctors refused to release her, fearful that she would return to detention on Nauru.
Monday, 22 February 2016 Cara McCollum died, American journalist (b. 1992)
Monday, 22 February 2016 Douglas Slocombe died, British cinematographer (b. 1913)

 

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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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