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.
|4 May 1846||John Henry Want born, NSW attorney general|
|4 May 1871||The first supposedly Major League Baseball game is played in America.|
|Wednesday, 4 May 1921||Harry Daghlian born, American physicist (d. 1945)|
|Saturday, 4 May 1946||John Watson born, Northern Irish racecar driver|
|Thursday, 4 May 1961||U.S. Freedom Riders begin interstate bus rides to test the new U.S. Supreme Court integration decision.|
|Thursday, 4 May 1961||Jay Aston born, British singer (Bucks Fizz)|
|Thursday, 4 May 1961||Mary Elizabeth McDonough born, American actress born, producer born, director and author|
|Tuesday, 4 May 1971||Miles Stewart born, triathlete|
|Monday, 4 May 1981||The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.|
|Monday, 4 May 1981||Jason Kander born, American politician and podcaster|
|Monday, 4 May 1981||Jacques Rudolph born, South African cricketer|
|Saturday, 4 May 1991||U.S. President Bush is hospitalized after experiencing irregular heartbeat. He is released from the hospital the next day.|
|Saturday, 4 May 1991||Carola Søgaard’s song Fångad av en stormvind wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Rome, Italy for Sweden.|
|Saturday, 4 May 1991||Mohammed Abdel Wahab died, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1902)|
|Saturday, 4 May 1996||Arielle Gold born, American snowboarder|
|Saturday, 4 May 1996||Pelayo Roza born, Spanish sprint canoeist.|
|Wednesday, 4 May 2011||Virgin Blue Airlines is renamed and rebranded as Virgin Australia.|
|Wednesday, 4 May 2016||Jean-Baptiste Bagaza died, 2nd President of Burundi (b. 1946)|
|Wednesday, 4 May 2016||Bob Bennett died, American politician (b. 1933)|
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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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