On This Day: Monday, 8 March 2021

March 8, 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.

 

Tuesday, 8 March 1921 Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato e Iradier is assassinated, while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
Tuesday, 8 March 1921 Allied forces occupy Düsseldorf, Ruhrort and Duisburg.
Tuesday, 8 March 1921 Alan Hale born, Jr. born, American actor (Gilligan’s Island) (d. 1990)
Tuesday, 8 March 1921 Eduardo Dato died, Spanish politician died, 3-time Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1856) (assassinated)
Wednesday, 8 March 1961 Max Conrad circumnavigates the earth in 8 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes, setting a new world record.
Wednesday, 8 March 1961 The first U.S. Polaris submarines arrive at Holy Loch.
Wednesday, 8 March 1961 Sir Thomas Beecham died, English conductor (b. 1879)
Wednesday, 8 March 1961 Gala Galaction died, Romanian writer (b. 1879)
Monday, 8 March 1971 The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI breaks into the Media, Pennsylvania offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and removes all the files.
Monday, 8 March 1971 Fight of the Century’: Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden.
Monday, 8 March 1971 Harold Lloyd died, American actor and filmmaker (b. 1893)
Monday, 8 March 1971 James Tait Plowden-Wardlaw died, Vicar of St Clement’s Cambridge and a barrister (b. 1873)
Sunday, 8 March 1981 Adam Jones born, Welsh rugby union player
Sunday, 8 March 1981 Joseph Henry Woodger died, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
Friday, 8 March 1991 Devon Werkheiser born, American actor and musician
Friday, 8 March 1996 Prime Minister John Howard announces cuts to the ministry (from 31 to 28) and dismisses six departmental heads.
Friday, 8 March 1996 China begins surface-to-surface missile testing and military exercises off Taiwanese coastal areas. The United States government condemns the act as provocation, and the Taiwanese government warns of retaliation.
Friday, 8 March 1996 Emil Imre born, Hungarian short track speed skater
Friday, 8 March 1996 Matthew Hammelmann born, Australian rules footballer
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 Ross Hannaford died, musician (Daddy Cool)
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 George Martin died, English record producer, composer, arranger and engineer (b. 1926)
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 Claus Ogerman died, German conductor and composer (b. 1930)

 

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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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