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.
|4 April 1846||Comte de Lautréamont born, French writer (d. 1870)|
|4 April 1871||The New Jersey Detective Agency is chartered, and the New Jersey State Detectives are initiated.|
|April 4 1871||Luke McNamee born, American admiral (d. 1952)|
|4 April 1896||The first known women’s basketball game between two colleges is played, between Stanford and California.|
|Thursday, 4 April 1946||Colin Coates born, ice speed skater|
|Thursday, 4 April 1946||Dave Hill born, English guitarist (Slade)|
|Saturday, 4 April 1981||UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.|
|Saturday, 4 April 1981||Brad Johnson died, American actor (b. 1924)|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Prime Minister Bob Hawke announces that a Telecom proposal to increase the price of local phone calls by 2 cents to 24 cents and increase business charges may be accepted provided they were below the Consumer Price Index.|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six other people are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over Merion, Pennsylvania.|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||William Kennedy Smith, a nephew of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, is identified as a suspect in an alleged Palm Beach, Florida, sexual assault.|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Forty people are taken hostage in the 1991 Sacramento hostage crisis|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Jamie Lynn Spears born, American singer and actress|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Max Frisch died, Swiss writer (b. 1911)|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||John Heinz died, American politician (b. 1938)|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Louis Guglielmi died, French composer (b. 1916)|
|Thursday, 4 April 1991||Edmund Adamkiewicz died, German footballer (b. 1920)|
|Thursday, 4 April 1996||The Wiggles’ sixth album, Wake up Jeff is released.|
|Thursday, 4 April 1996||Austin Mahone born, American singer|
|Thursday, 4 April 1996||Barney Ewell died, American athlete (b. 1918)|
|Monday, 4 April 2016||Chus Lampreave died, Spanish actress (b. 1930)|
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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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