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.
|26 April 1896||Ernst Udet born, German World War I fighter ace, Nazi Luftwaffe official (d. 1941)|
|Tuesday, 26 April 1921||Nelson Dalzell born, New Zealand rugby union player (d. 1989)|
|Tuesday, 26 April 1921||Jimmy Giuffre born, American jazz musician (d. 2008)|
|Friday, 26 April 1946||Richard S. Fuld Jr. born, American banker|
|Wednesday, 26 April 1961||Anthony Cumia born, American radio personality|
|Monday, 26 April 1971||T. V. Soong died, former Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1891)|
|Monday, 26 April 1971||The government of Turkey declares a state of siege in 11 provinces, Ankara included, due to violent demonstrations.|
|Sunday, 26 April 1981||French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.|
|Sunday, 26 April 1981||Matthieu Delpierre born, French football player|
|Sunday, 26 April 1981||Jim Davis died, American actor (b. 1909)|
|Sunday, 26 April 1981||Madge Evans died, American actress (b. 1909)|
|Friday, 26 April 1991||Esko Aho, age 36, becomes the youngest-ever Prime Minister of Finland.|
|Friday, 26 April 1991||The jury in the Sir Leslie Thiess trial finds that the construction and mining magnate had bribed Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen to win government contracts, as well as cheating his companies’ shareholders.|
|Friday, 26 April 1991||55 tornadoes break out in the central United States, killing 21. The most notable tornado of the day strikes Andover, Kansas.|
|Friday, 26 April 1991||Carmine Coppola died, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)|
|Friday, 26 April 1991||William Andrew Paton died, founder of the American Accounting Association in 1916 died, (b. 1889)|
|Friday, 26 April 1996||Milt Gaston died, American baseball player (b. 1896)|
|Friday, 26 April 1996||Stirling Silliphant died, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)|
|Tuesday, 26 April 2016||Harry Wu died, Chinese human rights activist (b. 1937)|
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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.