On This Day: Monday, 3 May 2021

May 3, 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.

 

3 May 1846 Sir Edmund Elton born, 8th Baronet, English inventor, studio potter (d. 1920)
3 May 1871 Walter Robinson Parr born, English-born American Congregational pastor (d. 1922)
3 May 1896 Karl Allmenröder born, German World War I fighter pilot (d. 1917)
Tuesday, 3 May 1921 The province of Northern Ireland is created within the United Kingdom.
Tuesday, 3 May 1921 Sugar Ray Robinson born, American boxer (d. 1989)
Wednesday, 3 May 1961 Maurice Merleau-Ponty died, French phenomenological philosopher (b. 1908)
Wednesday, 3 May 1961 Lajos Dinnyés died, 41st Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1901)
Wednesday, 3 May 1961 Joe Murray born, American animator
Wednesday, 3 May 1961 David Vitter born, U.S. Senator (R-LA)
Monday, 3 May 1971 Arsenal F.C. wins the English Division 1 football league championship at the home of their bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, with Ray Kennedy scoring the winner. (Arsenal will go on to win the league and cup ‘double’ six days later by defeating Liverpool in the FA Cup final).
Monday, 3 May 1971 The Harris Poll claims that 60% of Americans are against the Vietnam War.
Monday, 3 May 1971 East German leader Walter Ulbricht resigns as Communist Party leader but retains the position of head of state.
Monday, 3 May 1971 1971 May Day Protests: Anti-war militants attempt to disrupt government business in Washington, D.C.; police and military units arrest as many as 12,000, most of whom are later released.
Sunday, 3 May 1981 Farrah Franklin born, American singer
Sunday, 3 May 1981 Natalie Tong born, Hong Kong actress
Sunday, 3 May 1981 U;Nee born, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
Friday, 3 May 1991 Samuel Seo born, South Korean musician
Friday, 3 May 1991 Jerzy Kosiński died, Polish-American writer (b. 1933)
Friday, 3 May 1991 James C. Tison Jr., died, American admiral and civil engineer, sixth Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, first director of the Environmental Science Services Administration Corps (b. 1908)
Friday, 3 May 1996 Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge prepares to dump his election pledge of no new taxes and charges, while Queensland Opposition Leader Peter Beattie signals a move by Labor away from economic rationalism towards service delivery.
Friday, 3 May 1996 Mary Cain born, American middle-distance runner
Friday, 3 May 1996 Alex Iwobi born, Nigerian footballer
Friday, 3 May 1996 Noah Munck born, American actor
Friday, 3 May 1996 Arden Key born, American football player
Friday, 3 May 1996 Jack Weston died, American actor (b. 1924)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011 Jackie Cooper died, American actor (b. 1922)

 

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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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