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.

 

On 6 January 1869, Edith Anne Stoney, Irish physicist, born (d. 1938)

On Monday, 6 January 1919, Geoffrey Bingham, author and Anglican minister, born (died 2009)

On Monday, 6 January 1919, Max Heindel, Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic, died (b. 1865)

On Monday, 6 January 1919, Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, died (b. 1858)

On Monday, 6 January 1919, Jacques Vaché, French writer, associated with Surrealism, died (b. 1895)

On Thursday, 6 January 1944, Bonnie Franklin, American actress, singer, dancer; television director, born (d. 2013)

On Thursday, 6 January 1944, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born

On Thursday, 6 January 1944, Ida Tarbell, American journalist and muckraker, died (b. 1857)

On Tuesday, 6 January 1959, Fidel Castro arrives in Havana.

On Tuesday, 6 January 1959, The International Maritime Organization is inaugurated.

On Tuesday, 6 January 1959, Andrew Johnson, English artist, born (d. 2016)

On Tuesday, 6 January 1959, Adnan Abu Hassan, Malaysian composer and musician, born (d. 2016)

On Tuesday, 6 January 1959, José Enrique Pedreira, Puerto Rican composer, died (b. 1904)

On Monday, 6 January 1969, The final passenger train traverses the Waverley Line, which subsequently closes to passengers.

On Monday, 6 January 1969, Norman Reedus, American actor, born

On Saturday, 6 January 1979, Christina Chanée, Danish-Thai pop singer, born

On Saturday, 6 January 1979, Bernice Liu, Hong Kong actress, born

On Saturday, 6 January 1979, Cristela Alonzo, American actress and comedian, born

On Friday, 6 January 1989, Andy Carroll, English footballer, born

On Friday, 6 January 1989, James Durbin, American Idol contestant, born

On Friday, 6 January 1989, Nicky Romero, Dutch DJ, born

On Friday, 6 January 1989, Sir Edmund Leach, British anthropologist, died (b. 1910)

On Thursday, 6 January 1994, Jameis Winston, American football player, born

On Thursday, 6 January 1994, Denis Suárez, Spanish footballer, born

On Wednesday, 6 January 1999, Elena Radionova, Russian figure skater, born

On Wednesday, 6 January 1999, Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist and composer, died (b. 1962)

On Monday, 6 January 2014, Mónica Spear, Venezuelan actress, Miss Venezuela 2004, died (b. 1984)

 

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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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