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.
|29 May 1846||Winfield Scott Edgerly born, United States Brigadier General (d. 1927)|
|Sunday, 29 May 1921||Norman Hetherington born, Australian puppeteer born, artist (d. 2010)|
|Wednesday, 29 May 1946||Fernando Buesa born, Basque politician (d. 2000)|
|Wednesday, 29 May 1946||Cagnaccio di San Pietro died, Italian painter (b. 1897)|
|Monday, 29 May 1961||Melissa Etheridge born, American musician|
|Friday, 29 May 1981||Justin Chon born, American actor|
|Friday, 29 May 1981||Chris Violette born, Canadian actor|
|Friday, 29 May 1981||Andrey Arshavin born, Russian football player|
|Friday, 29 May 1981||Brian Simnjanovski born, American football player (d. 2009)|
|Friday, 29 May 1981||Alton Ford born, American basketball player (d. 2018)|
|Friday, 29 May 1981||Soong Ching-ling died, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)|
|Wednesday, 29 May 1991||Coral Browne died, Australian actress (b. 1913)|
|Wednesday, 29 May 1996||Tamara Toumanova died, Russian dancer and actress (b. 1919)|
|Sunday, 29 May 2011||Ferenc Mádl died, 2nd President of Hungary (b. 1931)|
|Sunday, 29 May 2011||Detective Senior Constable Damien Leeding (CIB) was shot when he confronted an armed offender at the Pacific Pines Tavern on the Gold Coast. Leeding died in hospital on 1 June three days after being shot.|
|Sunday, 29 May 2011||Jon Blake died, 52, actor|
|Sunday, 29 May 2011||Bill Roycroft died, 96, equestrian|
|Sunday, 29 May 2011||Sergei Bagapsh died, Georgian-born politician (b. 1949)|
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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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