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.
|15 April 1871||Jonathan Zenneck born, German physicist, electrical engineer (1959)|
|15 April 1896||Gerhard Fieseler born, German World War I flying ace, aerobatics champion, aircraft designer and manufacturer (d. 1987)|
|15 April 1896||Nikolay Semyonov born, Russian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)|
|Friday, 15 April 1921||Georgy Beregovoy born, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1995)|
|Monday, 15 April 1946||Marsha Hunt born, American actress born, singer and novelist|
|Monday, 15 April 1946||Infanta Adelgundes died, Duchess of Guimarães (b. 1858)|
|Thursday, 15 April 1971||Kate Harbour born, English voice actress|
|Thursday, 15 April 1971||Friedebert Tuglas died, Estonian writer and critic (b. 1886)|
|Wednesday, 15 April 1981||Minister for Industrial Relations Andrew Peacock resigns from cabinet accusing the Prime Minister of gross disloyalty.|
|Wednesday, 15 April 1981||The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.|
|Wednesday, 15 April 1981||John Thach died, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)|
|Monday, 15 April 1991||The Australian Industrial Relations Commission hands down a national wage decision which will give Australia’s 7 million workers a 2.5% pay rise. Federal Treasurer Paul Keating joins with the ACTU in condemning the decision which rejects the Accord agreement on wages for the first time since the Hawke Government came to power in 1983. The Commission also rejects Accord proposals for a more flexbile wage system.|
|Monday, 15 April 1991||The EBRD is inaugurated.|
|Monday, 15 April 1991||The European Economic Community lifts economic sanctions on South Africa in response to moves to end the apartheid system.|
|Monday, 15 April 1991||Daiki Arioka born, Japanese idol|
|Monday, 15 April 1991||Anastasia Vinnikova born, Belarusian singer|
|Monday, 15 April 1991||Javier Fernandez born, Spanish figure skater|
|Sunday, 15 April 2001||Joey Ramone died, American musician and singer (b. 1951)|
|Friday, 15 April 2011||Ben Quilty is awarded the Archibald Prize for his portrait of Margaret Olley. The Wynne Prize was awarded to Richard Goodwin for Co-isolated slave and the Sulman Prize was awarded to Peter Smeeth for The artist’s fate.|
|Friday, 15 April 2011||The Mexican town of Cherán is taken over by vigilantes in response to abuses from the local drug cartel. The new government is strongly focused on crime reduction and preserving the local environment.|
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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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