On This Day: Tuesday, 12 January 2021

January 12, 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.

 

12 January 1896 H. L. Smith takes the first X-ray photograph.
Saturday, 12 January 1946 George Duke born, American musician (d. 2013)
Thursday, 12 January 1961 Sean Blowers born, English actor
Tuesday, 12 January 1971 The landmark television sitcom All in the Family, starring Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker, debuts on CBS.
Tuesday, 12 January 1971 Jay Burridge born, British artist and television presenter
Tuesday, 12 January 1971 John Tovey died, British admiral (b. 1885)
Monday, 12 January 1981 Quentin Griffin born, American football player
Monday, 12 January 1981 John Fearns Nicoll died, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
Saturday, 12 January 1991 Six people drown in floods in Queensland.
Saturday, 12 January 1991 Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
Saturday, 12 January 1991 Pixie Lott born, British singer
Saturday, 12 January 1991 Keye Luke died, Chinese-born actor (b. 1904)
Saturday, 12 January 1991 Vasco Pratolini died, Italian writer (b. 1913)
Saturday, 12 January 1991 Mary Francis Shura died, American writer (b. 1923)
Friday, 12 January 1996 Aaron Calver born, footballer
Friday, 12 January 1996 Katherine Downie born, Paralympic swimmer
Friday, 12 January 1996 Ella Henderson born, English singer
Friday, 12 January 2001 Adhemar da Silva died, Brazilian athlete (b. 1927)
Friday, 12 January 2001 William Redington Hewlett died, American businessman (b. 1913)
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 Chinese steel maker Ansteel signals its intent to withdraw funding from the ailing Karara magnetite project, in Western Australia’s north-west.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews publishes a response to Victorian Coroner Ian Gray’s 29 recommendations from the Luke Batty inquest, agreeing to implement all the recommendations relevant to the government.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 Ten people are killed and 15 wounded in a bombing near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 Meg Mundy died, English-born American actress (b. 1915)

 

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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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