On This Day: Thursday, 28 January 2021

January 28, 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.

 

28 January 1871 Olga Rudel-Zeynek born, Austrian politician (d. 1948)
28 January 1896 Walter Arnold, of East Peckham, Kent, England, is fined 1 shilling for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h) (exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h) (the first speeding fine).
Monday, 28 January 1946 The Canadian schooner Bluenose founders on a Haitian reef.
Saturday, 28 January 1961 Supercar, the first family sci-fi TV series filmed in Supermarionation debuts on ATV.
Saturday, 28 January 1961 Arnaldur Indriðason born, Icelandic writer
Thursday, 28 January 1971 Donald Winnicott died, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
Wednesday, 28 January 1981 Elijah Wood born, American actor and music producer
Monday, 28 January 1991 Calum Worthy born, Canadian actor and musician
Monday, 28 January 1991 Red Grange died, American football player (Chicago Bears) and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
Sunday, 28 January 1996 John Hargreaves died, 50, actor
Sunday, 28 January 1996 Joseph Brodsky died, Russian-born American Nobel poet (b. 1940)
Sunday, 28 January 1996 Jerry Siegel died, American cartoonist (b. 1914)
Thursday, 28 January 2016 Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announces that the CEO of V/Line has resigned due to disruptions across the V/Line network.
Thursday, 28 January 2016 South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill unveils the Northern Economic Plan to create 15,000 jobs and kick start other industries in the wake of the impending closure of Adelaide’s Holden manufacturing plant.
Thursday, 28 January 2016 The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
Thursday, 28 January 2016 Paul Kantner died, American singer and musician (b. 1941)
Thursday, 28 January 2016 Signe Toly Anderson died, American singer (b. 1941)

 

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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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