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.
|22 May 1846||Rita Cetina Gutiérrez born, American teacher, poet and activist (d. 1908)|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1946||David Graham born, golfer|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1946||The Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan is founded.|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1946||George Best born, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2005)|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1946||Howard Kendall born, English footballer (d. 2015)|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1946||Karl Hermann Frank died, German Nazi official and war criminal (executed) (b. 1898)|
|Monday, 22 May 1961||Lionel Lindsay (born 1874) died, artist|
|Monday, 22 May 1961||An earthquake rocks New South Wales.|
|Monday, 22 May 1961||Mike Breen born, American sports announcer|
|Monday, 22 May 1961||Ann Cusack born, American actress|
|Monday, 22 May 1961||Joan Davis died, American actress (b. 1912)|
|Saturday, 22 May 1971||An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey 1971; more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.|
|Friday, 22 May 1981||Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper. He is sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder.|
|Friday, 22 May 1981||Daniel Bryan born, American professional wrestler|
|Friday, 22 May 1981||Melissa Gregory born, American figure skater|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1991||Acting Prime Minister of South Korea Ro Jai-bong resigns in the wake of rioting following a beating death of a student by police on April 26. On May 24, he is succeeded by Chung Won-shik.|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1991||Sophia Abrahão born, Brazilian actress|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1991||Suho born, South Korean singer|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1991||Derrick Henry Lehmer died, American mathematician (b. 1905)|
|Wednesday, 22 May 1996||Seymour H. Knox III died, American businessman (b. 1926)|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2001||Jenő Fock died, 49th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1916)|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2001||A large trans-Neptunian object (28978 Ixion) is found during the Deep Ecliptic Survey.|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2001||Katharine Bartlett died, American physical anthropologist died, museum curator (b. 1907)|
|Sunday, 22 May 2011||Netball: The Queensland Firebirds win the 2011 ANZ Championship defeating the Northern Mystics 57–44 in the Grand Final at Brisbane.|
|Sunday, 22 May 2011||Ralph Hunt died, 83, politician|
|Sunday, 22 May 2011||The 2011 Joplin tornado, an EF5 tornado that formed in Joplin, Missouri, kills 158 and injures 1,150.|
|Sunday, 22 May 2016||Bata Živojinović died, Serbian actor and politician (b. 1933)|
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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.
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