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.
|6 March 1846||Henry Radcliffe Crocker born, English dermatologist (d. 1909)|
|6 March 1871||Afonso Costa, born Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1937)|
|Sunday, 6 March 1921||The Portuguese Communist Party is founded.|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1946||Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1946||Larry Huber born, American television producer and animator|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1946||David Gilmour born, English rock musician (Pink Floyd)|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1946||Antonio Caso Andrade died, Mexican philosopher (b. 1883)|
|Monday, 6 March 1961||John Blake American football coach|
|Monday, 6 March 1961||George Formby died, British singer died, comedian & actor (b. 1904)|
|Saturday, 6 March 1971||A fire in a mental hospital at Burghölzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.|
|Saturday, 6 March 1971||Val Venis born, Canadian professional wrestler|
|Saturday, 6 March 1971||Herbert McLean Evans died, U.S. anatomist and embryologist (b. 1882)|
|Friday, 6 March 1981||Ellen Muth born, American actress|
|Friday, 6 March 1981||George Geary died, English cricketer (b. 1893)|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1991||Prime Minister of India Chandra Shekhar resigns because of a dispute with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, whose support had kept him in power.|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1991||Nicole Fox born, American fashion model and actress|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1991||Lex Luger born, American record producer|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||Mesut Yılmaz of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (53rd government).|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||A boat carrying market traders capsizes outside Freetown harbour in Sierra Leone, killing at least 86 people.|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||Chechen rebels attack the Russian government headquarters in Grozny; 70 Russian soldiers and policemen and 130 Chechen fighters are killed.|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||Timo Werner born, German footballer|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||Yan Han born, Chinese figure skater|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||Simon Cadell died, English actor (b. 1950)|
|Tuesday, 6 March 2001||Milo Manheim born, American actor|
|Tuesday, 6 March 2001||Zhavia Ward born, American singer-songwriter|
|Sunday, 6 March 2011||Patricia Brennan died, 66, advocate for the ordination of women|
|Sunday, 6 March 2011||Civil uprising phase of the Syrian Civil War is triggered when 15 youths in Daraa are arrested for scrawling graffiti on their school wall denouncing the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.|
|Sunday, 6 March 2011||Ján Popluhár died, Slovak footballer (b. 1935)|
|Sunday, 6 March 2016||Nancy Reagan died, American actress, First Lady of the United States (b. 1921)|
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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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