On This Day: Sunday, 3 January 2021

January 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.

 

3 January 1871 Battle of Bapaume, a battle in the Franco-Prussian war occurs.
Monday, 3 January 1921 Vasey Houghton born, politician and conservationist (died 2001)
Monday, 3 January 1921 Jean-Louis Koszul born, French mathematician (d. 2018)
Monday, 3 January 1921 John Russell born, American actor (d. 1991)
Monday, 3 January 1921 Cecil Souders born, American football player
Monday, 3 January 1921 Bill Gold born, American graphic designer (d. 2018)
Thursday, 3 January 1946 John Paul Jones born, English rock bassist (Led Zeppelin born, Them Crooked Vultures)
Thursday, 3 January 1946 Cissy King born, American dancer and singer
Thursday, 3 January 1946 William Joyce died, Irish-born American World War II Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as “Lord Haw-Haw” (executed) (b. 1906)
Tuesday, 3 January 1961 United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces that the United States has severed diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba. Cuba–United States relations are restored in 2015.
Tuesday, 3 January 1961 At the National Reactor Testing Station near Idaho Falls, atomic reactor SL-1 explodes, killing three military technicians.
Tuesday, 3 January 1961 Aero Flight 311 (Koivulahti air disaster): Douglas DC-3C OH-LCC of Finnish airline Aero crashes near Kvevlax (Koivulahti) on approach to Vaasa Airport in Finland killing all 25 on board, due to pilot error: an investigation finds that the captain and first officer were both exhausted for lack of sleep and had taken excessive alcohol at the time of the crash. It remains the deadliest air disaster to occur in the country.
Tuesday, 3 January 1961 Auvergne Doherty died, Australian businesswoman (b. 1896)
Sunday, 3 January 1971 Sudden hailstorms lash the Sydney area causing widespread damage to houses and properties, as well as traffic chaos and nearly $150,000 worth of damage to fruit and vegetable crops at Cobbity.
Sunday, 3 January 1971 New South Wales Transport Minister announces that intensified police weekend patrols might become a regular part of the campaign to cut the road toll after 8,148 New South Wales motorists were arrested or charged over the New Year holiday weekend.
Sunday, 3 January 1971 BBC Open University begins in the United Kingdom.
Sunday, 3 January 1971 Cory Cross born, Canadian ice hockey player
Sunday, 3 January 1971 Carlo Braga died, Italian Salesian priest, missionary, and servant of God (b. 1889)
Saturday, 3 January 1981 Don Brown born, politician
Saturday, 3 January 1981 Eli Manning born, American football player
Saturday, 3 January 1981 Princess Alice died, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Thursday, 3 January 1991 The musical The Buddy Holly Story premieres in Sydney.
Thursday, 3 January 1991 Jana Novotina is out of the Danone Women’s Open Tennis Championship.
Thursday, 3 January 1991 Sébastien Faure born, French footballer
Thursday, 3 January 1991 Luke Appling died, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1907)
Thursday, 3 January 1991 Doris Zinkeisen died, Scottish theatrical stage and costume designer died, painter died, commercial artist and writer (b. 1898)
Wednesday, 3 January 1996 Bradley Mousley born, tennis player
Wednesday, 3 January 1996 Motorola introduces the Motorola StarTAC Wearable Cellular Telephone, the world’s smallest and lightest mobile phone to date.
Sunday, 3 January 2016 Brisbane teenager, Cole Miller, is severely injured in a one-punch attack in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and dies in hospital on 4 January. A funeral is held in Brisbane City Hall on 13 January.
Sunday, 3 January 2016 Following the fallout caused by the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabia and several other countries end their diplomatic relations with Iran.
Sunday, 3 January 2016 Paul Bley died, Canadian pianist (b. 1932)
Sunday, 3 January 2016 Peter Naur died, Danish computer scientist (b. 1928)

 

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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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