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.
|Friday, 11 March 1921||Frank Harary born, American mathematician (d. 2005)|
|Friday, 11 March 1921||Astor Piazzolla born, Argentine tango composer born, bandoneon player and arranger (d. 1992)|
|Saturday, 11 March 1961||Elias Koteas born, Canadian film and television actor|
|Thursday, 11 March 1971||Johnny Knoxville born, American actor born, comedian born, and stunt performer|
|Thursday, 11 March 1971||Philo T. Farnsworth died, American television pioneer (b. 1906)|
|Thursday, 11 March 1971||C. D. Broad died, English philosopher (b. 1887)|
|Wednesday, 11 March 1981||Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser informs Parliament that US B-52 bombers will be allowed to land at Darwin from their base at Guam.|
|Wednesday, 11 March 1981||Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.|
|Wednesday, 11 March 1981||David Anders born, American actor|
|Wednesday, 11 March 1981||Lee Evans born, American football player|
|Wednesday, 11 March 1981||LeToya Luckett born, American singer|
|Monday, 11 March 1991||A curfew is imposed on black townships in South Africa, after fighting between rival political gangs kills 49.|
|Monday, 11 March 1991||Qian Lin born, Chinese singer|
|Monday, 11 March 1991||Drew Osborne born, American actor|
|Monday, 11 March 1991||Jack Rodwell born, English footballer|
|Monday, 11 March 1996||John Howard is sworn in as Australia’s 25th Prime Minister. Mr. Howard also restores the Queen to the oath of allegiance and the Australian flag to his official car.|
|Monday, 11 March 1996||Vince Edwards died, American actor (b. 1928)|
|Friday, 11 March 2011||A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.|
|Friday, 11 March 2016||The Basslink data transmission cable between Victoria and Tasmania is cut for repairs, resulting in slow internet speeds for ISP customers in Tasmania, particularly those of the TPG Telecom group such as iiNet and Internode.|
|Friday, 11 March 2016||Deva Dassy died, French opera singer (b. 1911)|
|Friday, 11 March 2016||Dragan Nikolić died, Serbian actor (b. 1943)|
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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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