On This Day: Thursday, 7 January 2021

January 7, 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.

 

7 January 1871 Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel born, French mathematician, politician (d. 1956)
7 January 1896 American culinary expert Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook.
Monday, 7 January 1946 The Allies recognize the Austrian republic with its 1937 borders, and divide the country into four occupation zones.
Saturday, 7 January 1961 Following a four-day conference in Casablanca, five African chiefs of state announce plans for a NATO-type African organization to ensure common defense. The Charter of Casablanca involves the Casablanca Group: Morocco, the United Arab Republic, Ghana, Guinea, and Mali.
Saturday, 7 January 1961 Ian Mercer born, English actor
Saturday, 7 January 1961 Supriya Pathak born, Indian actress
Thursday, 7 January 1971 DJ Ötzi born, Austrian entertainer and singer
Thursday, 7 January 1971 Jeremy Renner born, American actor born, singer and producer
Wednesday, 7 January 1981 Eric Robinson (born 1929) died, Liberal politician
Wednesday, 7 January 1981 Alex Auld born, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
Wednesday, 7 January 1981 John Pascal died, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
Monday, 7 January 1991 Flooding in Rockhampton is the worst in 36 years.
Monday, 7 January 1991 Australia sends troops to assist the United Nations with the Gulf War.
Monday, 7 January 1991 Hayley Lewis makes it into the finals of the World Swimming Championships.
Monday, 7 January 1991 Michael Walters born, Australian rules footballer
Monday, 7 January 1991 In Haiti, an attempted coup by an associate of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is thwarted by Loyalist troops.
Monday, 7 January 1991 Eden Hazard born, Belgian football player
Monday, 7 January 1991 Everett Bidwell died, American politician (b. 1899)
Monday, 7 January 1991 Stephen Winsten died, one of the ‘Whitechapel Boys’ group (b. 1893)
Monday, 7 January 1991 Maurice Deloraine died, French engineer, executive and technical director of International Telephone and Telegraph (b. 1898)
Sunday, 7 January 1996 One of the worst blizzards in American history hits the eastern states, killing more than 150 people. Philadelphia receives a record 30.7 inches (78 cm) of snow, New York City’s public schools close for the first time in eighteen years and the federal government in Washington, D.C. is closed for days.
Sunday, 7 January 1996 Fu Yuanhui born, Chinese swimmer
Sunday, 7 January 1996 Helly Shah born, Indian actress
Sunday, 7 January 1996 Isaac Success born, Nigerian footballer
Sunday, 7 January 1996 Károly Grósz died, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1930)
Sunday, 7 January 1996 Tarō Okamoto died, Japanese artist (b. 1911)
Sunday, 7 January 2001 Charles Helou died, 9th President of Lebanon (b. 1913)
Friday, 7 January 2011 Cricket: England wins The Ashes series 3–1 over Australia.
Thursday, 7 January 2016 Bushfires in Western Australia destroy many homes and other buildings, especially in the town of Yarloop.
Thursday, 7 January 2016 The Australian share market plunges after the Chinese government devalues its currency then shuts down trade for the second time in a week.
Thursday, 7 January 2016 Princess Ashraf of Iran died (b. 1919)
Thursday, 7 January 2016 André Courrèges died, French fashion designer (b. 1923)

 

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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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