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.
|27 April 1896||Sir Henry Parkes died (born 1815), politician|
|27 April 1896||Rogers Hornsby born, American baseball player (d. 1963)|
|27 April 1896||Sir Henry Parkes died, Australian politician, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1815)|
|Wednesday, 27 April 1921||John Stott born, British Anglican cleric born, Christian author (d. 2011)|
|Wednesday, 27 April 1921||The Allied reparations commission announces that Germany has to pay 132 billion gold marks ($33 trillion), in annual installments of 2.5 billion.|
|Wednesday, 27 April 1921||Abdelmalek Benhabyles born, Algerian politician|
|Wednesday, 27 April 1921||Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff born, German television host born, entertainer (d. 1998)|
|Wednesday, 27 April 1921||Arthur Mold died, English cricketer (b. 1863)|
|Saturday, 27 April 1946||FA Cup: Derby County beat Charlton Athletic in the first FA Cup final since 1939.|
|Thursday, 27 April 1961||Roy Del Ruth died, American film director (b. 1893)|
|Thursday, 27 April 1961||President Kennedy urges newspapers to consider national interest in times of struggle against “a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy” in an address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association.|
|Thursday, 27 April 1961||Sierra Leone becomes independent from the United Kingdom.|
|Thursday, 27 April 1961||Moana Pozzi born, Italian porn actress (d. 1994)|
|Thursday, 27 April 1961||Minoru Sasaki died, Japanese general (b. 1893)|
|Monday, 27 April 1981||Sandy Mölling born, German pop singer|
|Monday, 27 April 1981||John Aspinwall Roosevelt died, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)|
|Saturday, 27 April 1991||Rebecca Ryan born, English actress|
|Saturday, 27 April 1991||Robert Velter died, French cartoonist (b. 1909)|
|Wednesday, 27 April 2011||Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan are awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards for their film The Lost Thing.|
|Wednesday, 27 April 2016||Viktor Gavrikov died, Lithuanian-Swiss chess Grandmaster (b. 1957)|
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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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