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.
|Wednesday, 6 February 1946||Kate McGarrigle born, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2010)|
|Wednesday, 6 February 1946||Jim Turner born, American politician|
|Wednesday, 6 February 1946||Upendranath Brahmachari died, Indian scientist (b. 1873)|
|Wednesday, 6 February 1946||Oswald Kabasta died, Austrian conductor (suicide) (b. 1896)|
|Monday, 6 February 1961||Yuko Kobayashi born, Japanese voice actress|
|Monday, 6 February 1961||Lawrence Dundas died, 2nd Marquess of Zetland died, British politician (b. 1876)|
|Saturday, 6 February 1971||The 4.6 Mb Tuscania earthquake shook the Italian province of Viterbo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), causing 24 deaths, 150 injuries, and extreme damage.|
|Saturday, 6 February 1971||Brian Stepanek born, American actor|
|Friday, 6 February 1981||Alison Haislip born, American actress and former TV personality|
|Friday, 6 February 1981||Frederica of Hanover died, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)|
|Wednesday, 6 February 1991||Salvador Luria died, Italian-born American Nobel biologist (b. 1912)|
|Wednesday, 6 February 1991||Danny Thomas died, American singer, comedian, and actor (b. 1912)|
|Wednesday, 6 February 1991||María Zambrano died, Spanish essayist and philosopher (b. 1904)|
|Tuesday, 6 February 1996||Birgenair Flight 301, on an unauthorised charter flight from the Caribbean to Germany, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Dominican Republic, killing all 189 passengers and crew.|
|Tuesday, 6 February 1996||Guy Madison died, American actor (b. 1922)|
|Sunday, 6 February 2011||[6–7 February] Bushfires in Perth destroy at least 50 houses.|
|Sunday, 6 February 2011||Josefa Iloilo died, 2-Time President of Fiji (b. 1920)|
|Sunday, 6 February 2011||Gary Moore died, British musician (b. 1952)|
|Saturday, 6 February 2016||Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews offers to accept full responsibility for asylum seekers facing deportation back to Nauru in the wake of the High Court of Australia decision.|
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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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