On This Day: Sunday, 14 February 2021

February 14, 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.

 

14 February 1846 United States president James K. Polk annexes the Republic of Texas, which is regarded as an early example of American imperialism.
14 February 1871 Florence Roberts born, American actress (d. 1927)
Monday, 14 February 1921 Hugh Downs born, American game show host born, journalist
Thursday, 14 February 1946 The Bank of England is nationalized.
Thursday, 14 February 1946 ENIAC (for “Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer”), an early general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania. Weighed 60,000 pounds (over 27 tons) and occupied a big room.
Thursday, 14 February 1946 Bernard Dowiyogo born, 7-time President of Nauru (d. 2003)
Thursday, 14 February 1946 Gregory Hines born, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)
Tuesday, 14 February 1961 Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized in Berkeley, California.
Tuesday, 14 February 1961 Maria do Carmo Silveira born, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
Sunday, 14 February 1971 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari born, discus thrower
Sunday, 14 February 1971 Kris Aquino born, Filipina actress
Sunday, 14 February 1971 Tommy Dreamer born, American professional wrestler
Sunday, 14 February 1971 Viscera born, American professional wrestler (d. 2014)
Sunday, 14 February 1971 Noriko Sakai born, Japanese singer and actress
Saturday, 14 February 1981 Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
Saturday, 14 February 1981 Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Saturday, 14 February 1981 Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
Saturday, 14 February 1981 Erin Torpey born, American actress
Thursday, 14 February 1991 Charlie G. Hawkins born, English actor
Thursday, 14 February 1991 Raquel Calderón Argandoña born, Chilean actress born, singer and lawyer
Thursday, 14 February 1991 John A. McCone died, American politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1902)
Thursday, 14 February 1991 Neta Snook died, American aviator (b. 1896)
Wednesday, 14 February 1996 Violent clashes erupt between Filipino soldiers and Vietnamese boat people, as the Filipino government attempts to forcibly repatriate hundreds of Vietnamese asylum seekers.
Wednesday, 14 February 1996 Lucas Hernández born, French footballer
Wednesday, 14 February 1996 Viktor Kovalenko born, Ukrainian footballer
Wednesday, 14 February 1996 Eva Hart died, British Titanic survivor (b. 1905)
Wednesday, 14 February 1996 Bob Paisley died, English football manager (b. 1919)
Wednesday, 14 February 1996 Mark Venturini died, American actor (b. 1961)
Monday, 14 February 2011 George Shearing died, British-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)

 

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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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