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.
|3 April 1871||John Wren born (died 1953), businessman|
|3 April 1896||The first edition of the Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport is published.|
|Sunday, 3 April 1921||Robert Karvelas born, American actor (d. 1991)|
|Sunday, 3 April 1921||Darío Moreno born, Turkish singer (d. 1968)|
|Sunday, 3 April 1921||Jan Sterling born, American actress (d. 2004)|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1946||Hanna Suchocka born, Prime Minister of Poland|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1946||Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed outside Manila, the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1946||Alf Common died, English footballer (b. 1880)|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1946||Masaharu Homma died, Japanese general (executed) (b. 1887)|
|Monday, 3 April 1961||Eddie Murphy born, African-American actor and comedian|
|Monday, 3 April 1961||Edward Highmore born, English actor|
|Saturday, 3 April 1971||Picabo Street born, American skier|
|Saturday, 3 April 1971||Joseph Valachi died, American gangster (b. 1904)|
|Friday, 3 April 1981||Arfius Arf born, British artist|
|Friday, 3 April 1981||Juan Trippe died, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1991||Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes the Cease Fire Agreement, Resolution 687. The Resolution calls for the destruction or removal of all of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons, all stocks of agents and components, and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities for ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 km and production facilities; and for an end to its support for international terrorism. Iraq accepts the terms of the resolution on April 6.|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1991||Hayley Kiyoko born, American singer and actress|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1991||Charles Goren died, American bridge player died, writer died, and columnist (b. 1901)|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1991||Graham Greene died, English writer (b. 1904)|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1996||Herk Harvey died, American film director (b. 1924)|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1996||A Boeing 737 military jet crashes into a mountain north of Dubrovnik, Croatia. All 35 people on board are killed, including United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1996||Massacres of Hutus by Tutsis in Burundi take place with more than 450 killed within a few days.|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1996||Sarah Jeffery born, American actress|
|Wednesday, 3 April 1996||Carl Stokes died, American politician (b. 1927)|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2001||Sophie Delezio born, high-profile victim of a childcare accident|
|Sunday, 3 April 2016||Bob Ellis died, writer|
|Sunday, 3 April 2016||Ronald Mulkearns died, bishop|
|Sunday, 3 April 2016||The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung publish a set of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian corporate Mossack Fonseca that provides detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies, including the identities of shareholders and directors including noted personalities and heads of state.|
|Sunday, 3 April 2016||Cesare Maldini died, Italian football player and manager (b. 1932)|
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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.