On This Day: Sunday, 24 January 2021

January 24, 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.

 

Monday, 24 January 1921 Beatrice Mintz born, American biologist
Thursday, 24 January 1946 Michael Ontkean born, Canadian actor
Tuesday, 24 January 1961 A B-52 Stratofortress, with two nuclear bombs, crashes near Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Tuesday, 24 January 1961 Guido Buchwald born, German football player
Tuesday, 24 January 1961 Alfred Carlton Gilbert died, American swimmer and inventor (b. 1884)
Sunday, 24 January 1971 The Guinean government sentences to death 92 Guineans who helped Portuguese troops in the failed landing attempts in November 1970; 72 are sentenced to hard labor for life; 58 of the sentenced are hanged the next day.
Sunday, 24 January 1971 Stanislas Merhar born, French actor
Sunday, 24 January 1971 St. John Greer Ervine died, Northern Irish dramatist and author (b. 1883)
Sunday, 24 January 1971 Bill W. (William Griffith Wilson) died, co-founder Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
Saturday, 24 January 1981 Carrie Coon born, American actress
Thursday, 24 January 1991 An Islamic mosque in Sydney’s west is fire bombed.
Thursday, 24 January 1991 Ford announces plans to retrench 1,600 works at its Geelong and Broadmeadows factories.
Thursday, 24 January 1991 The government of Papua New Guinea signs a peace agreement with separatist leaders from Bougainville Island, ending fighting that had gone on since 1988.
Thursday, 24 January 1991 Ali Kireş born, Turkish footballer
Wednesday, 24 January 1996 Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow. He is replaced by Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz.
Wednesday, 24 January 1996 Patrik Schick born, Czech footballer
Monday, 24 January 2011 Peter Gibb died, 56, criminal, prison escapee
Monday, 24 January 2011 37 people are killed and more than 180 others wounded in a bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia.
Sunday, 24 January 2016 An eight-day construction blitz to remove three dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s south-east begins.
Sunday, 24 January 2016 Cycling: Simon Gerrans wins his fourth Tour Down Under from Richie Porte by 9 seconds.
Sunday, 24 January 2016 Christine Jackson died, cellist
Sunday, 24 January 2016 Marvin Minsky died, American computer scientist (b. 1927)

 

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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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