On This Day: Sunday, 10 January 2021

January 10, 2021
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 […]

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.

 

10 January 1871 Miles Evergood born (died 1939), artist
Monday, 10 January 1921 Rodger Ward born, American race car driver (d. 2004)
Thursday, 10 January 1946 The first meeting of the United Nations is held at Methodist Central Hall Westminster in London.
Thursday, 10 January 1946 Project Diana bounces radar waves off the Moon, measuring the exact distance between the Earth and the Moon, and proves that communication is possible between Earth and outer space, effectively opening the Space Age.
Thursday, 10 January 1946 Kalidas Karmakar born, Bangladeshi artist
Thursday, 10 January 1946 László Bárdossy died, Hungarian diplomat and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1890)
Thursday, 10 January 1946 Harry Von Tilzer died, American songwriter (b. 1872)
Tuesday, 10 January 1961 Mark Venturini born, American actor (d. 1996)
Tuesday, 10 January 1961 Dashiell Hammett died, American writer (b. 1894)
Sunday, 10 January 1971 Coco Chanel died, French fashion designer (b. 1883)
Saturday, 10 January 1981 Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
Saturday, 10 January 1981 Jared Kushner born, American investor
Saturday, 10 January 1981 Katherine Alexander died, American actress (b. 1898)
Saturday, 10 January 1981 Richard Boone died, American actor (b. 1917)
Saturday, 10 January 1981 Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover died (b. 1947)
Thursday, 10 January 1991 Australia orders its diplomats out of Baghdad, Iraq.
Wednesday, 10 January 1996 Dylan Edwards born, rugby league player
Wednesday, 10 January 1996 Anna Sztankovics born, Hungarian swimmer
Wednesday, 10 January 2001 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
Monday, 10 January 2011 [during December 2010 to January 2011] Flooding across Queensland continues, the most widespread flooding disaster in Queensland history. The Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley regions are severely affected by floodwaters on 10 January, which would later lead to flooding in the Ipswich and Brisbane regions.
Monday, 10 January 2011 A large bushfire threatens the area of Lake Clifton, Western Australia, about 100 km south of Perth.
Sunday, 10 January 2016 Prisoner, Jake Devenney-Gill, escapes from the low security section of Adelaide’s Yatala Prison. The State Opposition raises concerns that prison overcrowding may have contributed to the escape.
Sunday, 10 January 2016 Bob Oatley died, yachtsman and winemaker
Sunday, 10 January 2016 David Bowie died, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1947)
Sunday, 10 January 2016 Ralph Hauenstein died, American philanthropist and businessman (b. 1912)
Sunday, 10 January 2016 Yusuf Zuayyin died, 51st and 53rd Prime Minister of Syria (b. 1931)

 

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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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