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.
|27 February 1846||María Trinidad Sánchez died, heroine of the Dominican War of Independence (b. 1794)|
|27 February 1871||Otto Praeger born, American postal official, implements U.S. Airmail (d. 1948)|
|Sunday, 27 February 1921||The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is formed in Vienna.|
|Sunday, 27 February 1921||Michael Fox born, American actor (d. 1996)|
|Sunday, 27 February 1921||Eka Tjipta Widjaja born, Chinese-Indonesian billionaire and businessman|
|Sunday, 27 February 1921||Schofield Haigh died, English cricketer (b. 1871)|
|Wednesday, 27 February 1946||James Cecil Parke died, Irish rugby player died, tennis player and golfer (b. 1910)|
|Monday, 27 February 1961||James Worthy born, American basketball player and analyst|
|Saturday, 27 February 1971||Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform abortus provocatus.|
|Saturday, 27 February 1971||Rozonda Thomas born, African-American singer|
|Friday, 27 February 1981||Josh Groban born, American singer|
|Friday, 27 February 1981||Mat Yeung born, Hong Kong actor|
|Friday, 27 February 1981||Jacob H. Gilbert died, American politician (b. 1920)|
|Wednesday, 27 February 1991||President Bush declares victory over Iraq and orders a cease-fire.|
|Wednesday, 27 February 1991||In the Bangladeshi general election, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party wins 139 of 300 seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad. BNP leader Khaleda Zia becomes President of Bangladesh on March 19.|
|Tuesday, 27 February 1996||Laurie Connell died, 49 died, Western Australian businessman|
|Tuesday, 27 February 1996||Sarah Palfrey Cooke died, American tennis player (b. 1912)|
|Tuesday, 27 February 1996||Pat Smythe died, British showjumper and author (b. 1928)|
|Tuesday, 27 February 2001||The Labor government of Peter Beattie is comfortably re-elected for a second term in Queensland, despite a scandal that broke out weeks before the election that involved breaches of the Electoral Act by several MPs, including the Deputy Premier.|
|Sunday, 27 February 2011||Necmettin Erbakan died, 25th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)|
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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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