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.
|29 March 1871||The first Surgeon General of the United States (John Maynard Woodworth) is appointed.|
|29 March 1871||The Royal Albert Hall in London is opened by Queen Victoria; it incorporates a grand organ by Henry Willis & Sons, the world’s largest at this time.|
|29 March1896||Wilhelm Ackermann born, German mathematician (d. 1962)|
|Tuesday, 29 March 1921||Sam Loxton born, cricketer|
|Tuesday, 29 March 1921||Hugh Neill born, British businessman (d. 2017)|
|Tuesday, 29 March 1921||John Burroughs died, American naturalist died, essayist (b. 1837)|
|Friday, 29 March 1946||The Gold Coast has an African majority in its parliament.|
|Friday, 29 March 1946||Segun Bucknor born, Nigerian musician and journalist (d. 2017)|
|Friday, 29 March 1946||Billy Thorpe born, English-born Australian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)|
|Friday, 29 March 1946||László Endre died, Hungarian politician (b. 1895)|
|Wednesday, 29 March 1961||The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to vote in presidential elections.|
|Wednesday, 29 March 1961||Amy Sedaris born, American actress born, comedian and writer|
|Wednesday, 29 March 1961||Gerardo Teissonniere born, Puerto Rican pianist|
|Monday, 29 March 1971||U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is found guilty of 22 murders in the My Lai Massacre and sentenced to life in prison (he is later pardoned).|
|Monday, 29 March 1971||A Los Angeles jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.|
|Monday, 29 March 1971||Attila Csihar born, Hungarian vocalist|
|Monday, 29 March 1971||Robert Gibbs born, White House Press Secretary|
|Sunday, 29 March 1981||The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.|
|Sunday, 29 March 1981||Megan Hilty born, American actress and singer|
|Sunday, 29 March 1981||PJ Morton born, American musician, singer, and producer|
|Sunday, 29 March 1981||Jlloyd Samuel born, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)|
|Sunday, 29 March 1981||Eric Williams died, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)|
|Friday, 29 March 1991||Hayley McFarland born, American actress|
|Friday, 29 March 1991||Irene born, South Korean singer|
|Friday, 29 March 1991||Lee Atwater died, American political activist, campaign strategist, and presidential advisor (b. 1951)|
|Friday, 29 March 1996||Prime Minister John Howard and Foreign Minister Alexander Downer meet Malaysian Prime Minister Dr.Mahathir Mohamad, who stops briefly in Brisbane on his way to New Zealand.|
|Friday, 29 March 1996||Wade Baldwin IV born, American basketball player|
|Friday, 29 March 1996||Frank Daniel died, Czech writer died, director and producer (b. 1926)|
|Tuesday, 29 March 2011||José Alencar died, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)|
|Tuesday, 29 March 2016||Patty Duke died, American actress (b. 1946)|
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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.