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.
|Wednesday, 16 March 1921||Six Irish Republican Army men of the Forgotten Ten are hanged in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin.|
|Wednesday, 16 March 1921||King Faud of Saudi Arabia (d. 2005)|
|Saturday, 16 March 1946||José Júlio da Costa died, Portuguese activist (b. 1893)|
|Saturday, 16 March 1946||Alladiya Khan died, Indian singer (b. 1855)|
|Thursday, 16 March 1961||Brett Kenny born, rugby league footballer|
|Thursday, 16 March 1961||Brett Kenny born, Australian rugby league player|
|Thursday, 16 March 1961||Michiru Ōshima born, Japanese composer|
|Tuesday, 16 March 1971||Trygve Bratteli forms a government in Norway.|
|Tuesday, 16 March 1971||Alan Tudyk born, American actor and voice actor|
|Tuesday, 16 March 1971||Bebe Daniels died, American actress (b. 1901)|
|Tuesday, 16 March 1971||Thomas E. Dewey died, Governor of New York; American presidential candidate (b. 1902)|
|Monday, 16 March 1981||Andrew Bree born, Irish swimmer|
|Monday, 16 March 1981||Johannes Aigner born, Austrian footballer|
|Saturday, 16 March 1991||Wolfgang Van Halen born, American musician|
|Saturday, 16 March 1991||Rowland Baring died, 3rd Earl of Cromer, British central banker and diplomat (b. 1918)|
|Saturday, 16 March 1991||Latasha Harlins died, American murder victim (b. 1975)|
|Saturday, 16 March 1996||Robert Mugabe is re-elected as President of Zimbabwe, although only 32% of the electorate actually voted.|
|Saturday, 16 March 1996||Anna Ovcharova born, Russian/Swiss figure skater|
|Friday, 16 March 2001||HIH Insurance goes into provisional liquidation, but claims it can cover all household and third party policies.|
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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.
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