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 March 1871||The first Rugby Union International results in a 4–1 win, by Scotland over England.|
|27 March 1871||Heinrich Mann born, German writer (d. 1950)|
|Sunday, 27 March 1921||Hélène Berr born, French writer (d. 1945)|
|Wednesday, 27 March 1946||Olaf Malolepski born, German musician (Die Flippers)|
|Wednesday, 27 March 1946||Mike Jackson born, former MLB pitcher.|
|Monday, 27 March 1961||Tak Matsumoto born, Japanese guitarist (B’z)|
|Saturday, 27 March 1971||East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) independence is repeatedly declared by Army Major (later President of Bangladesh) Ziaur Rahman on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Kalurghat Radio Station, Chittagong.|
|Saturday, 27 March 1971||David Coulthard born, Scottish racing driver|
|Saturday, 27 March 1971||Nathan Fillion born, Canadian actor|
|Friday, 27 March 1981||Lin Jun Jie born, Chinese singer|
|Friday, 27 March 1981||Terry McFlynn born, British footballer|
|Wednesday, 27 March 1991||Chloe Marshall born, English model|
|Wednesday, 27 March 1991||Aldo Ray died, American actor (b. 1926)|
|Wednesday, 27 March 1996||Indonesian President Suharto invites John Howard to visit Jakarta.|
|Wednesday, 27 March 1996||Rosabell Laurenti Sellers born, Italian-American actress|
|Tuesday, 27 March 2001||Gaby Lewis born, Irish cricketer[importance?]|
|Sunday, 27 March 2011||Motor racing: German driver Sebastian Vettel win the 2011 Australian Grand Prix for Red Bull Racing, finishing 22 seconds ahead of British driver Lewis Hamilton.|
|Sunday, 27 March 2011||Farley Granger died, American actor (b. 1925)|
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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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