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.
|21 January 1871||Giuseppe Garibaldi’s group of French and Italian volunteer troops, in support of the French Third Republic, win a battle against the Prussians in Dijon.|
|21 January 1896||J. Carrol Naish born, American character actor (d. 1973)|
|Friday, 21 January 1921||The Italian Communist Party is founded in Livorno.|
|Friday, 21 January 1921||The Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine holds its founding congress in Ľubochňa.|
|Friday, 21 January 1921||Women’s suffrage is attained in Sweden.|
|Friday, 21 January 1921||The full-length silent comedy-drama film The Kid, written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin (in his Tramp character), with Jackie Coogan, is released in the United States.|
|Friday, 21 January 1921||Howard Unruh born, American spree killer (d. 2009)|
|Monday, 21 January 1946||Johnny Oates born, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)|
|Saturday, 21 January 1961||Blaise Cendrars died, Swiss writer (b. 1887)|
|Saturday, 21 January 1961||John J. Becker died, American composer and pianist (b. 1886)|
|Thursday, 21 January 1971||Darren Frost born, Canadian actor|
|Thursday, 21 January 1971||Alan McManus born, Scottish snooker player|
|Wednesday, 21 January 1981||The first DeLorean DMC-12 automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.|
|Wednesday, 21 January 1981||Dany Heatley born, German-born hockey player|
|Wednesday, 21 January 1981||Izabella Miko born, Polish actress and dancer|
|Wednesday, 21 January 1981||Mohd Amri Yahyah born, Malaysian footballer|
|Wednesday, 21 January 1981||Allyn Joslyn died, American actor (b. 1901)|
|Monday, 21 January 1991||A mini cyclone leaves a trail of destruction in Sydney.|
|Monday, 21 January 1991||Sydney’s Australia Square is evacuated after a parcel bomb scare.|
|Monday, 21 January 1991||Harald V’s investiture ceremony as King of Norway.|
|Monday, 21 January 1991||Craig Roberts born, Welsh actor|
|Monday, 21 January 1991||Brittany Tiplady born, Canadian actress|
|Sunday, 21 January 1996||France undertakes its last nuclear weapons test.|
|Sunday, 21 January 1996||Marco Asensio born, Spanish footballer|
|Sunday, 21 January 2001||Jackson Brundage born, American actor|
|Friday, 21 January 2011||Dennis Oppenheim died, American artist (b. 1938)|
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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.