On This Day: Thursday, 11 February 2021

February 11, 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.

 

11 February 1896 Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé premieres in Paris.
Friday, 11 February 1921 Lloyd Bentsen born, American politician (d. 2006)
Monday, 11 February 1946 Ludovic-Oscar Frossard died, French socialist and communist politician (b. 1889)
Saturday, 11 February 1961 Mary Docter born, American speed skater
Thursday, 11 February 1971 The US, UK, USSR and others sign the Seabed Treaty, outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.
Thursday, 11 February 1971 [11–12 February] Palestinian and Jordanian fighters clash in Amman.
Thursday, 11 February 1971 Damian Lewis born, English actor and producer
Wednesday, 11 February 1981 Kelly Rowland born, American singer and actress
Wednesday, 11 February 1981 Edoardo Molinari born, Italian golfer
Monday, 11 February 1991 The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) forms in The Hague, Netherlands.
Monday, 11 February 1991 Christofer Drew born, American singer
Monday, 11 February 1991 Georgia May Foote born, British actress
Monday, 11 February 1991 Shanina Shaik born, Australian model
Sunday, 11 February 1996 Jonathan Tah born, German footballer
Sunday, 11 February 1996 Kebby Musokotwane died, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
Sunday, 11 February 1996 Cyril Poole died, English cricketer (b. 1921)
Sunday, 11 February 1996 Phil Regan died, American actor (b. 1906)
Sunday, 11 February 1996 Amelia Rosselli died, Italian poet (b. 1930)
Friday, 11 February 2011 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns after widespread protests calling for his departure, leaving control of Egypt in the hands of the military until a general election can be held.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 The Federal Government abandons a plan to increase GST to 15% due to Treasury modelling which revealed that the plan would deliver negligible net growth.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party Warren Truss announces his resignation and is replaced by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, who is elected unopposed as Leader of the National Party.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 West Australian Police Commissioner announces that 700 officers have five days to begin exclusively targeting four key crime areas after an unprecedented crime wave.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) provides to a parliamentary committee secret phone tap recordings which it provided to the Australian Crime Commission, as it sought to dispute the findings of ICAC Inspector David Levine’s scathing report into the investigation into Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 Arthur Tunstall died, sport administrator

 

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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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