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 March 1871||In North Carolina, William Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.|
|22 March 1871||The United States Army issues an order for the abandonment of Fort Kearny, Nebraska.|
|22 March 1896||Joseph Schildkraut born, Austrian-American actor (d. 1964)|
|Tuesday, 22 March 1921||New South Wales MP Percy Brookfield is shot and killed when he tackles a crazed gunman at the train station in Riverton, South Australia.|
|Tuesday, 22 March 1921||Jean Bruce born, French writer (d. 1963)|
|Friday, 22 March 1946||The United Kingdom grants Transjordan, as it is then known, its independence; 3 years later the country changes its name to Jordan.|
|Wednesday, 22 March 1961||Nikolai Massalitinov died, Soviet-born Bulgarian actor (b. 1880)|
|Monday, 22 March 1971||Iben Hjejle born, Danish actress|
|Monday, 22 March 1971||Keegan-Michael Key born, American actor born, writer born, and comedian|
|Monday, 22 March 1971||Will Yun Lee born, Korean-American actor|
|Monday, 22 March 1971||Nella Walker died, American actress and vaudevillian (b. 1886)|
|Sunday, 22 March 1981||Tiffany Dupont born, American actress|
|Sunday, 22 March 1981||MIMS born, American rapper|
|Sunday, 22 March 1981||John S. McCain Jr. died, American admiral (b. 1911)|
|Sunday, 22 March 1981||Gil Puyat died, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)|
|Friday, 22 March 1991||The Adelaide Crows play their first game in the AFL. In front of a sellout crowd at Football Park (now AAMI Stadium), they defeat Hawthorn 24.11.155 to 9.15.69 1991|
|Friday, 22 March 1991||Ashley Eastham born, English footballer|
|Friday, 22 March 1996||Clubs aligned with the Super League forfeit opening round of matches in the ARL competition.|
|Friday, 22 March 1996||Sweden’s Finance Minister Göran Persson becomes the new Prime Minister of Sweden.|
|Friday, 22 March 1996||Gig Morton born, Canadian actor|
|Thursday, 22 March 2001||William Hanna died, American animator and businessman (b. 1910)|
|Tuesday, 22 March 2016||2016 Brussels bombings: Suicide bombings at Brussels Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station kill 35 people and injure 300 more.|
|Tuesday, 22 March 2016||Rob Ford died, Canadian politician (b. 1969)|
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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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