On This Day: Tuesday, 5 January 2021

January 5, 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.

 

5 January 1846 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Country with the United Kingdom.
5 January 1846 The Milan–Venice railway’s 3.2 km (2.0 mi) bridge, over the Venetian Lagoon between Mestre and Venice in Italy, opens, the world’s longest since 1151.
5 January 1846 Many Mormons begin their migration west from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake, led by Brigham Young.
5 January 1846 First Anglo-Sikh War 1846. Battle of Sobraon: British forces defeat the Sikhs.
5 January 1846 Mariam Baouardy born, Syrian Melkite Greek Catholic nun, canonized (d. 1878)
5 January 1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken born, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
5 January 1896 An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation (later known as X-rays).
Wednesday, 5 January 1921 Friedrich Dürrenmatt born, Swiss writer (d. 1990)
Wednesday, 5 January 1921 Jean born, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Saturday, 5 January 1946 Diane Keaton born, American actress and film director
Saturday, 5 January 1946 Kitty Cheatham died, American singer (b. 1864)
Thursday, 5 January 1961 Italian sculptor Alfredo Fioravanti marches into the U.S. Consulate in Rome, and confesses that he was part of the team that forged the Etruscan terracotta warriors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Thursday, 5 January 1961 Ather the 1960 military coup, General Cemal Gürsel forms the new government of Turkey (25th government).
Thursday, 5 January 1961 Iris DeMent born, American singer-songwriter
Tuesday, 5 January 1971 The 1st ever ODI cricket match is played between Australia & England at the M.C.G.
Tuesday, 5 January 1971 Mayuko Takata born, Japanese actress
Tuesday, 5 January 1971 Douglas Shearer died, Canadian film sound engineer (b. 1899)
Monday, 5 January 1981 Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) born, Canadian DJ/producer
Monday, 5 January 1981 Brooklyn Sudano born, American actress
Monday, 5 January 1981 Harold Urey died, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Monday, 5 January 1981 Lanza del Vasto died, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
Saturday, 5 January 1991 The Danone Women’s Open is delayed due to rain.
Saturday, 5 January 1991 Greg Matthews puts Australia on top in the Third Ashes Test.
Saturday, 5 January 1991 Georgian troops attack Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, opening the 1991–92 South Ossetia War.
Saturday, 5 January 1991 Rahel Kiwic born, Swiss footballer
Saturday, 5 January 1991 Vasko Popa died, Yugoslavian poet (b. 1922)
Friday, 5 January 1996 Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is assassinated by an Israeli Shabak-planted, bomb-laden cell phone.
Friday, 5 January 1996 Tyler Ulis born, American basketball player
Friday, 5 January 1996 Maxim Baldry born, English actor
Friday, 5 January 1996 Yahya Ayyash died, Palestinian shaheed (b. 1966)
Friday, 5 January 1996 Lincoln Kirstein died, American writer and impresario (b. 1907)
Friday, 5 January 1996 Richard Versalle died, American operatic tenor (b. 1932)
Tuesday, 5 January 2016 Electronics retailer Dick Smith goes into voluntary administration.
Tuesday, 5 January 2016 Michael Purcell died, rugby union player
Tuesday, 5 January 2016 Pierre Boulez died, French composer, conductor and writer (b. 1925)

 

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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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