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.
|Monday, 14 March 1921||Gustave Barnes (born 1877) died, artist|
|Monday, 14 March 1921||Armenian Soghomon Tehlirian assassinates Mehmed Talaat, former Interior Minister of Turkey, in Charlottenburg, Berlin.|
|Monday, 14 March 1921||Lis Hartel born, Danish equestrian athlete (d. 2009)|
|Thursday, 14 March 1946||Álvaro Arzú born, 32nd President of Guatemala (d. 2018)|
|Thursday, 14 March 1946||Werner von Blomberg died, German field marshal (b. 1878)|
|Tuesday, 14 March 1961||Garry Jack born, rugby league footballer and coach|
|Tuesday, 14 March 1961||Kim Boyce born, American Christian musician|
|Tuesday, 14 March 1961||Gary Dell’Abate born, American radio producer|
|Tuesday, 14 March 1961||Marc Koska born, English businessman and inventor|
|Saturday, 14 March 1981||Paolo Grassi died, Italian actor (b. 1919)|
|Thursday, 14 March 1991||The Emir of Kuwait, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, returns to Kuwait after seven months of exile in Saudi Arabia while his country was occupied by Iraq.|
|Thursday, 14 March 1991||After 16 years in prison for allegedly bombing a public house in a Provisional Irish Republican Army attack, the “Birmingham Six” are freed when a court determines that the police fabricated evidence.|
|Thursday, 14 March 1991||Jake Ball born, English cricketer|
|Thursday, 14 March 1991||Rhiannon Fish born, Australian actress|
|Thursday, 14 March 1991||Howard Ashman died, American lyricist (b. 1950)|
|Thursday, 14 March 1991||Doc Pomus died, American composer (b. 1925)|
|Thursday, 14 March 1996||An international peace summit is held in Egypt in response to escalating terrorist attacks in the Middle East.|
|Thursday, 14 March 1996||Janai Haupapa born, Canadian rugby league player|
|Thursday, 14 March 1996||Dewi Bebb died, Welsh rugby union player (b. 1938)|
|Thursday, 14 March 1996||Sophie Sooäär died, Estonian actress and singer (b. 1914)|
|Monday, 14 March 2016||The ESA and Roscosmos launch the joint ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter on a mission to Mars.|
|Monday, 14 March 2016||Peter Maxwell Davies died, English composer and conductor (b. 1934)|
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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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