On This Day: Thursday, 14 January 2021

January 14, 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.

 

14 January 1896 John Dos Passos born, American author (d. 1970)
Friday, 14 January 1921 Edward Hamersley (born 1835 or 1836) died, WA politician
Friday, 14 January 1921 Murray Bookchin born, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
Monday, 14 January 1946 Feró Nagy born, Hungarian singer
Monday, 14 January 1946 Harold Shipman born, British serial killer (d. 2004)
Saturday, 14 January 1961 Mike Tramp born, Danish rock singer (White Lion)
Saturday, 14 January 1961 Barry Fitzgerald died, Irish actor (b. 1888)
Thursday, 14 January 1971 Seventy Brazilian political prisoners are released in Santiago, Chile; Giovanni Enrico Bucher is released January 16.
Thursday, 14 January 1971 Lasse Kjus born, Norwegian alpine skier
Thursday, 14 January 1971 Guillermo de Torre died, Spanish Dadaist author (b. 1900)
Monday, 14 January 1991 Across the Australian nation, thousands attend church services and protest rallies urging peace.
Monday, 14 January 1991 A flood emergency is declared in the Queensland Gulf country.
Monday, 14 January 1991 Gordon Bryant (born 1914) died, ALP politician
Monday, 14 January 1991 Ryan Coleman born, American actor
Monday, 14 January 1991 Jeanine Mason born, American actress and dancer
Monday, 14 January 1991 Salah Khalaf (a.k.a. Abu Iyad) died, Palestinian officer (b. 1933)
Sunday, 14 January 1996 Jorge Sampaio is elected President of Portugal.
Friday, 14 January 2011 Major floods occur across much of western and central Victoria totally inundating the town of Carisbrook and causing evacuations in many others.
Friday, 14 January 2011 The Tunisian government falls after a month of increasingly violent protests; President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power.
Thursday, 14 January 2016 New South Wales Labor Party General Secretary Jamie Clements resigns after denying allegations from political staffer Stefanie Jones that he sexually harassed her. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten orders a report into the New South Wales Labor Party.
Thursday, 14 January 2016 René Angélil died, Canadian singer and manager (b. 1942)
Thursday, 14 January 2016 Alan Rickman died, English actor and director (b. 1946)

 

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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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