On This Day: Tuesday, 16 February 2021

February 16, 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.

 

16 February 1896 Eugénie Blanchard born, French supercentenarian (d. 2010)
Wednesday, 16 February 1921 Bill Knott born, NSW politician
Wednesday, 16 February 1921 Hua Guofeng born, former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, Premier of China (d. 2008)
Wednesday, 16 February 1921 Vera-Ellen born, American actress , dancer (d. 1981)
Thursday, 16 February 1961 Dazzy Vance died, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1891)
Tuesday, 16 February 1971 In Italy, a local parliament elects the city of Catanzaro as the capital of Calabria; residents of Reggio di Calabria riot for 5 days because of the decision.
Tuesday, 16 February 1971 Dan Green born, American voice actor and voice director
Tuesday, 16 February 1971 Amanda Holden born, British actress
Saturday, 16 February 1991 Micah Stephen Williams born, American actor
Saturday, 16 February 1991 Sergio Canales born, Spanish football player
Saturday, 16 February 1991 Enrique Bermúdez died, Nicaraguan Contras leader (b. 1932)
Friday, 16 February 1996 1996 Maryland train collision: A Chicago-bound Amtrak train, the Capitol Limited, collides with a MARC commuter train bound for Washington, D.C., killing 11 people.
Friday, 16 February 1996 Roger Bowen died, American actor (b. 1932)
Friday, 16 February 1996 Pat Brown died, American politician (b. 1905)
Friday, 16 February 1996 Brownie McGhee died, American musician (b. 1915)
Friday, 16 February 2001 Iraq disarmament crisis: British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq’s air defense network.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 Australia’s population reaches 24 million.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 Boutros Boutros-Ghali died, Egyptian politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the UN (b. 1922)

 

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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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