On This Day: Monday, 5 April 2021

April 5, 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.

 

Friday, 5 April 1946 Jane Asher born, English actress
Friday, 5 April 1946 János Bródy born, Hungarian singer born, guitarist born, composer and songwriter
Friday, 5 April 1946 Björn Granath born, Swedish actor (d. 2017)
Friday, 5 April 1946 Vincent Youmans died, American composer (b. 1898)
Wednesday, 5 April 1961 The New Guinea Council of Western Papua is installed.
Wednesday, 5 April 1961 Lisa Zane born, American actress
Monday, 5 April 1971 Chile and East Germany establish diplomatic relations.
Monday, 5 April 1971 In Ceylon, a group calling themselves the People’s Liberation Front begins a rebellion against the Bandaranaike government.
Monday, 5 April 1971 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily.
Sunday, 5 April 1981 Michael A. Monsoor born, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
Sunday, 5 April 1981 Bob Hite died, American musician (b. 1943)
Sunday, 5 April 1981 Lucile Godbold died, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Sunday, 5 April 1981 Maurice Zbriger died, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
Friday, 5 April 1991 Former Senator John Tower and 22 others are killed in an airplane crash in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.
Friday, 5 April 1991 STS-37: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The shuttle launches an observatory to study gamma rays before returning to Earth on April 11.
Friday, 5 April 1991 Sonny Carter died, American astronaut (b. 1947)
Friday, 5 April 1991 John Tower died, American politician (b. 1925)
Friday, 5 April 1991 William Sidney died, former Governor-General of Australia (b. 1909)
Thursday, 5 April 2001 Robbie Tucker born, American actor
Tuesday, 5 April 2011 Ange-Félix Patassé died, 5th President of the Central African Republic (b. 1937)
Tuesday, 5 April 2011 Baruch Samuel Blumberg died, American physician (b. 1925)
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Kerrie Lester died, painter

 

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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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