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.
|30 May 1871||French Third Republic: Government suppression of the Paris Commune rebellion is completed.|
|30 May 1896||Howard Hawks born, American director (d. 1977)|
|Monday, 30 May 1921||Jamie Uys born, South African actor born, film director (d. 1996)|
|Thursday, 30 May 1946||Louis Slotin died, Canadian physicist and chemist (b. 1910)|
|Thursday, 30 May 1946||Candy Lightner born, American founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving|
|Thursday, 30 May 1946||Marcela Agoncillo died, Filipino who sewed the first Filipino flag (b. 1860)|
|Tuesday, 30 May 1961||Rafael Trujillo died, Dominican politician and soldier died, 2-time President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)|
|Tuesday, 30 May 1961||Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, totalitarian despot of the Dominican Republic since 1930, is killed in an ambush, putting an end to the second longest-running dictatorship in Latin American history.|
|Tuesday, 30 May 1961||Ralph Carter born, American actor|
|Tuesday, 30 May 1961||Harry Enfield born, English comedian born, actor born, writer and director|
|Sunday, 30 May 1971||Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched toward Mars.|
|Sunday, 30 May 1971||John Ross Bowie born, American actor and comedian|
|Sunday, 30 May 1971||Idina Menzel born, American singer born, songwriter and actress|
|Sunday, 30 May 1971||Marcel Dupré died, French composer (b. 1886)|
|Saturday, 30 May 1981||Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.|
|Saturday, 30 May 1981||Ziaur Rahman died, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)|
|Saturday, 30 May 1981||Remy Ma born, American rapper|
|Saturday, 30 May 1981||Don Ashby died, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)|
|Saturday, 30 May 1981||Peter Lindgren died, Swedish actor (b. 1915)|
|Thursday, 30 May 1991||A television report reveals that Prime Minister Bob Hawke made a secret deal in 1988, known as the “Kirribilli agreement”, to hand over the Australian Labor Party (ALP) leadership at a suitable time after the 1990 federal election to Paul Keating.|
|Thursday, 30 May 1991||Manolo Gómez Bur died, Spanish actor (b. 1917)|
|Thursday, 30 May 1996||The Likud Party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, wins a narrow victory in the Israeli general election.|
|Thursday, 30 May 1996||Kendall Sheffield born, American football player|
|Thursday, 30 May 1996||Aleksandr Golovin born, Russian footballer|
|Monday, 30 May 2011||Rosalyn Sussman Yalow died, American physicist (b. 1921)|
|Monday, 30 May 2016||Former Chadian President Hissène Habré is sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during his tenure from 1982 to 1990, the first time an African Union-backed court convicted a former ruler of a country within its jurisdiction.|
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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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