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.
|24 April 1871||Servant girl Jane Clouson is murdered in Eltham, England.|
|Monday, 24 April 1961||The Swedish ship Vasa is removed from the water after being sunk 333 years earlier.|
|Monday, 24 April 1961||Lee Moran died, American actor (b. 1888)|
|Saturday, 24 April 1971||Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.|
|Saturday, 24 April 1971||Five hundred thousand people in Washington, D.C. and 125,000 in San Francisco march in protest against the Vietnam War.|
|Saturday, 24 April 1971||Alejandro Fernández born, Mexican singer|
|Saturday, 24 April 1971||Adrian Simpson born, British television presenter|
|Wednesday, 24 April 1996||Ashleigh Barty born, tennis player|
|Wednesday, 24 April 1996||At the urging of Yasser Arafat, the Palestine Liberation Organization drops its clause calling for the removal of Israel. The Israeli government responds by dropping a similar clause concerning the existence of Palestine.|
|Wednesday, 24 April 1996||Ashleigh Barty born, Australian tennis player|
|Wednesday, 24 April 1996||D’Onta Foreman born, American football player|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2001||The Australian version of Big Brother premieres on Network Ten.|
|Sunday, 24 April 2011||Sathya Sai Baba died, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1926)|
|Sunday, 24 April 2016||Klaus Siebert died, German Olympic biathlete (b. 1955)|
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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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