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.
|Friday, 29 April 1921||Bert Lundin born, Swedish union leader (d. 2018)|
|Friday, 29 April 1921||Pavel Vranský born, Czech brigadier general and RAF radio operator (d. 2018)|
|Monday, 29 April 1946||Franc Roddam born, English film director born, businessman born, screenwriter born, television producer and publisher|
|Monday, 29 April 1946||Trial against war criminals begin in Tokyo; the accused include Hideki Tōjō, Shigenori Tōgō and Hiroshi Ōshima.|
|Saturday, 29 April 1961||Fumihiko Tachiki born, Japanese voice actor|
|Thursday, 29 April 1971||Bolivia nationalizes the American-owned Matilde zinc mine.|
|Thursday, 29 April 1971||Darby Stanchfield born, American actress|
|Thursday, 29 April 1971||Tamara Johnson-George born, American singer|
|Thursday, 29 April 1971||Siniša Vuco born, Croatian musician|
|Thursday, 29 April 1971||Nikolai P. Barabashov died, Russian astronomer (b.1894)|
|Wednesday, 29 April 1981||A fire at the Pacific Nursing Home kills 16 in Sylvania, a suburb of Sydney.|
|Wednesday, 29 April 1981||Alex Vincent born, American actor|
|Wednesday, 29 April 1981||Kunal Nayyar born, British-Indian actor|
|Wednesday, 29 April 1981||George McCartney born, British footballer|
|Monday, 29 April 1991||A tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 138,000 people.|
|Monday, 29 April 1991||STS-39: Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off from Cape Canaveral to study instruments related to the Strategic Defense Initiative. The mission ends on May 6.|
|Monday, 29 April 1991||The 7.0 Mw Racha earthquake affected Georgia with a maximum MSK intensity of IX (Destructive), killing 270 people.|
|Monday, 29 April 1991||In Lesotho, a bloodless coup ousts military ruler Justin Lekhanya. On May 2, he is replaced as Chairman of the Military Council by Elias Phisoana Ramaema.|
|Monday, 29 April 1991||Gonzaguinha died, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1945)|
|Monday, 29 April 1991||Claude Gallimard died, French editor (b. 1914)|
|Monday, 29 April 1996||Katherine Langford born, actress|
|Monday, 29 April 1996||Katherine Langford born, Australian actress|
|Monday, 29 April 1996||Gustav Engvall born, Swedish footballer|
|Sunday, 29 April 2001||Barend Biesheuvel died, Dutch politician and corporate director died, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1971–1973) (b. 1920)|
|Friday, 29 April 2011||An estimated two billion people watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.|
|Friday, 29 April 2011||Basketball: New Zealand Breakers defeat Cairns Taipans 71–53 in the deciding game of the 2010–11 NBL Grand Final series. The Breakers become the first New Zealand team to win an NBL championship.|
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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.