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.
|18 February 1846||The Galician peasant revolt begins.|
|18 February 1846||Wilson Barrett born, English actor (d. 1904)|
|18 February 1871||Harry Brearley born, English inventor (d. 1948)|
|18 February 1896||John Cramer born, politician (died 1994)|
|18 February 1896||Li Linsi born, Chinese educator and diplomat (d. 1970)|
|Friday, 18 February 1921||Ken Casanega born, American football player|
|Friday, 18 February 1921||Brian Faulkner born, 6th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1977)|
|Monday, 18 February 1946||The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr. Norman Gilroy, becomes Cardinal Gilroy, the first Australian born member of the College of Cardinals|
|Saturday, 18 February 1961||Hironobu Kageyama born, Japanese singer|
|Thursday, 18 February 1971||Thomas Bjørn born, Danish golfer|
|Thursday, 18 February 1971||Jaime de Barros Câmara died, Brazilian archbishop (b. 1894)|
|Wednesday, 18 February 1981||Andrei Kirilenko born, Russian basketball player|
|Wednesday, 18 February 1981||Ivan Sproule born, British footballer|
|Wednesday, 18 February 1981||John Knudsen Northrop died, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)|
|Wednesday, 18 February 1981||Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha died, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)|
|Monday, 18 February 1991||The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes bombs in the early morning, at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.|
|Monday, 18 February 1991||Malese Jow born, American actress born, singer and songwriter|
|Monday, 18 February 1991||Henry Surtees born, British racing driver (d. 2009)|
|Sunday, 18 February 1996||Ikumi Hisamatsu born, Japanese fashion model and actress|
|Sunday, 18 February 2001||FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested and charged with spying for Russia for 25 years.|
|Sunday, 18 February 2001||Balthus died, French painter (b. 1908)|
|Sunday, 18 February 2001||Dale Earnhardt died, American auto racing driver (b. 1951)|
|Thursday, 18 February 2016||The Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill passes Queensland Parliament after the Government secured support from Katter’s Australian Party agreeing to a compromise to postpone a 1 am lockout in entertainment precincts until February 2017.|
|Thursday, 18 February 2016||Australia’s unemployment rate rises to 6 per cent in January, making it the first time that unemployment has risen in six months. The Bureau of Statistics figures show 7,900 jobs were lost in the month, driven by the loss of more than 40,000 full-time jobs.|
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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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