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.
|2 February 1846||Francis Marion Smith, born American borax magnate (d. 1931)|
|2 February 1896||Ramón Franco born, Spanish aviation pioneer (d. 1938)|
|Wednesday, 2 February 1921||Andrea Carlo Ferrari died, Italian Catholic cardinal and blessed (b. 1850)|
|Wednesday, 2 February 1921||Antonio Jacobsen died, American maritime artist (b. 1850)|
|Saturday, 2 February 1946||Isaias Afwerki born, President of Eritrea|
|Saturday, 2 February 1946||Blake Clark born, American actor and comedian|
|Saturday, 2 February 1946||Rondo Hatton died, American actor (b. 1894)|
|Thursday, 2 February 1961||Michael Kay born, American sportscaster|
|Thursday, 2 February 1961||Anna May Wong died, Chinese-American actress (b. 1905)|
|Tuesday, 2 February 1971||Kevin Symons born, American actor|
|Tuesday, 2 February 1971||Andrus Veerpalu born, Estonian cross-country skier|
|Tuesday, 2 February 1971||Secundino Zuazo died, Spanish architect and city planner (b. 1887)|
|Monday, 2 February 1981||Emily Rose born, American actress|
|Monday, 2 February 1981||Hugh Joseph Addonizio died, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)|
|Saturday, 2 February 1991||Public Service criticism of the Public Service Management Commission erupts in mass demonstrations in Queensland.|
|Saturday, 2 February 1991||Pete Axthelm died, American sportswriter (b. 1943)|
|Saturday, 2 February 1991||Sir Monty Finniston died, British industrialist (b. 1912)|
|Saturday, 2 February 1991||Franco Latini died, Italian actor and voice actor (b. 1927)|
|Friday, 2 February 1996||Harry Winks born, English footballer|
|Friday, 2 February 1996||Fred S. Keller died, American psychologist (b. 1899)|
|Friday, 2 February 1996||Gene Kelly died, American actor and dancer (b. 1912)|
|Wednesday, 2 February 2011||Darrel Baldock died, 72, Australian rules footballer died, politician|
|Tuesday, 2 February 2016||The Federal Government reintroduces its bill for the Australian Building and Construction Commission on the first parliamentary sitting of 2016.|
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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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