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.
|25 January 1871||Jeanne Villepreux-Power died, French marine biologist (b. 1794)|
|Tuesday, 25 January 1921||The Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci is righted in Taranto Harbour.|
|Friday, 25 January 1946||The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.|
|Friday, 25 January 1946||Géza Bereményi born, Hungarian writer, screenwriter and film director|
|Friday, 25 January 1946||Pete Price born, Merseyside radio disc jockey|
|Friday, 25 January 1946||Orishatukeh Faduma died, American missionary (b. 1855)|
|Wednesday, 25 January 1961||In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential news conference. In it, he announces that the Soviet Union has freed the two surviving crewmen of a USAF RB-47 reconnaissance plane shot down by Soviet flyers over the Barents Sea July 1, 1960 (see RB-47H shot down).|
|Wednesday, 25 January 1961||One Hundred and One Dalmatians is released in cinemas.|
|Wednesday, 25 January 1961||Acting to halt ‘leftist excesses’, a junta composed of two army officers and four civilians takes over El Salvador, ousting another junta that had ruled for three months.|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Brett Aitken born, track cyclist|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||In Uganda, Idi Amin deposes Milton Obote in a coup, and becomes president.|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||In Los Angeles, Charles Manson and 3 female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Intelsat IV (F2) is launched; it enters commercial service over the Atlantic Ocean March 26.|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Luca Badoer born, Italian race car driver|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Barry III died, Guinean politician (b. 1923)|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Hermann Hoth died, German general (b. 1885)|
|Monday, 25 January 1971||Isobel Lennart died, American screenwriter (b. 1915)|
|Sunday, 25 January 1981||Jiang Qing (“Madame Mao”) is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.|
|Sunday, 25 January 1981||In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.|
|Sunday, 25 January 1981||Alicia Keys born, American singer, pianist and actress|
|Sunday, 25 January 1981||Toše Proeski born, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)|
|Sunday, 25 January 1981||Adele Astaire died, American actress (b. 1896)|
|Friday, 25 January 1991||Australia sends Navy divers to join the Gulf task force.|
|Friday, 25 January 1991||Frank Soo died, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)|
|Thursday, 25 January 1996||Calum Hood born, singer|
|Thursday, 25 January 1996||Brandon Walters born, actor|
|Thursday, 25 January 1996||Jonathan Larson died, American composer and playwright (b. 1960)|
|Thursday, 25 January 2001||The Seven Network loses the TV rights to the AFL for the first time, since televised football began in 1957. The rights are won by a Nine Network-Network Ten-Foxtel consortium.|
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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.