On This Day: Sunday, 21 February 2021

February 21, 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.

 

21 February 1846 James Timberlake, born American lawman (d. 1891)
21 February 1846 Emperor Ninkō of Japan died (b. 1800)
21 February 1871 The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant.
Monday, 21 February 1921 1921 Persian coup d’état: Rezā Khan and Zia’eddin Tabatabaee stage a coup d’état in Iran.
Thursday, 21 February 1946 Monica Johnson born, American screenwriter (d. 2010)
Thursday, 21 February 1946 Tyne Daly born, American actress
Thursday, 21 February 1946 Anthony Daniels born, English actor
Thursday, 21 February 1946 Alan Rickman born, English actor and film director (d. 2016)
Thursday, 21 February 1946 Theodore Stark Wilkinson died, American admiral (b. 1888)
Tuesday, 21 February 1961 Geoff Moore born, American Christian musician
Sunday, 21 February 1971 The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
Sunday, 21 February 1971 Randy Blythe born, American heavy metal singer (Lamb of God)
Thursday, 21 February 1991 Joe Alwyn born, British actor and model
Thursday, 21 February 1991 John Sherman Cooper died, American politician (b. 1901)
Thursday, 21 February 1991 Margot Fonteyn died, English ballet dancer (b. 1919)
Wednesday, 21 February 1996 Sophie Turner born, English actress
Wednesday, 21 February 1996 Morton Gould died, American musician and composer (b. 1913)
Wednesday, 21 February 2001 Isabella Acres born, American actress
Monday, 21 February 2011 Dick Klugman died, 87, politician

 

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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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