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.
|7 March 1871||José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco, becomes Prime Minister of the Empire of Brazil, serving for four years.|
|Monday, 7 March 1921||The Commonwealth Department of Health is formed.|
|Monday, 7 March 1921||Syed Nasir Ismail born, Malaysian politician (d. 1982)|
|Thursday, 7 March 1946||The 18th Academy Awards ceremony is held. Best Picture goes to The Lost Weekend.|
|Thursday, 7 March 1946||John Heard born, American actor (d. 2017)|
|Thursday, 7 March 1946||Okko Kamu born, Finnish conductor and violinist|
|Thursday, 7 March 1946||Leandro Mendoza born, Filipino politician (d. 2013)|
|Thursday, 7 March 1946||Peter Wolf born, American rock musician (The J. Geils Band)|
|Sunday, 7 March 1971||The British postal workers’ strike, led by UPW General Secretary Tom Jackson, ends after 47 days.|
|Sunday, 7 March 1971||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political leader of then East Pakistan (present day-Bangladesh), delivers his famous speech in the Racecourse Field in Dhaka, calling on the masses to be prepared to fight for national independence.|
|Sunday, 7 March 1971||Peter Sarsgaard born, American actor|
|Sunday, 7 March 1971||Kali Troy born, American voice actress|
|Sunday, 7 March 1971||Barney Balaban died, American studio executive (b. 1887)|
|Saturday, 7 March 1981||Peter Birch died, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)|
|Saturday, 7 March 1981||Bosley Crowther died, American film critic (b. 1905)|
|Saturday, 7 March 1981||Kirill Kondrashin died, Russian conductor (b. 1914)|
|Saturday, 7 March 1981||Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling died, American tennis champion (b. 1908)|
|Thursday, 7 March 1991||Cool Papa Bell died, American baseball player (b. 1903)|
|Thursday, 7 March 1996||First day of the Australian Track & Field Championships for the 1995–1996 season, which are held at the Sydney Athletic Field in Sydney. The 10,000-metre championship was conducted at the Zatopek Meet in Melbourne, Victoria on 14 December 1995.|
|Monday, 7 March 2016||Gary Braasch died, American photojournalist|
|Monday, 7 March 2016||Des O’Reilly died, rugby league player|
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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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