On This Day: Sunday, 2 May 2021

May 3, 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.

 

2 May 1871 Francis P. Duffy born, Canadian-born American Catholic priest (d. 1932)
2 May 1896 Helen of Greece and Denmark born, Queen Mother of Romania (d. 1982)
Monday, 2 May 1921 Third Silesian Uprising: Poles in Upper Silesia rise against the Germans.
Monday, 2 May 1921 B. B. Lal born, Indian archaeologist
Monday, 2 May 1921 Satyajit Ray born, Indian filmmaker (d. 1992)
Thursday, 2 May 1946 Six inmates unsuccessfully try to escape from Alcatraz Prison. A riot occurs, the “Battle of Alcatraz”.
Thursday, 2 May 1946 Lesley Gore born, American rock singer (d. 2015)
Thursday, 2 May 1946 Ralf Gothóni born, Finnish pianist born, conductor and composer
Tuesday, 2 May 1961 Steve James born, English snooker player
Sunday, 2 May 1971 In Ceylon, left-wing guerillas launch a series of assaults against public buildings.
Sunday, 2 May 1971 Semaun died, first chairman of the Communist Party of Indonesia (b. 1899)
Saturday, 2 May 1981 Robert Buckley born, American actor
Saturday, 2 May 1981 Rina Satō born, Japanese voice actress
Thursday, 2 May 1996 Julian Brandt born, German footballer
Thursday, 2 May 1996 Queen Mother Moore died, American civil rights leader (b. 1898)
Monday, 2 May 2011 Osama bin Laden died, Saudi-born leader of Al-Qaeda (b. 1957)
Monday, 2 May 2016 Tomohiro Matsu died, Japanese light novelist and screenwriter(b. 1972)
Monday, 2 May 2016 John Kaye died, New South Wales politician
Monday, 2 May 2016 Myles McKeon died, Roman Catholic bishop
Monday, 2 May 2016 Afeni Shakur died, American music businesswoman (b. 1947)

 

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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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