On This Day: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

March 9, 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.

 

9 March 1846 The First Anglo-Sikh War ends, with the signing of the Treaty of Lahore. Kashmir is ceded to the British East India Company, and the Koh-i-Noor diamond is surrendered to Queen Victoria.
9 March 1846 Ōdera Yasuzumi born, Japanese general (d. 1895)
9 March 1896 Responding to national outrage at the defeat at Adwa, Italian Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns.
Saturday, 9 March 1946 Juho Kusti Paasikivi becomes 7th President of Finland.
Saturday, 9 March 1946 Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds amongst the injured
Saturday, 9 March 1946 Adolfo Ferrata died, Italian pathologist and hematologist (b. 1880)
Thursday, 9 March 1961 Mike Leach born, American college football coach
Thursday, 9 March 1961 Rick Steiner born, American professional wrestler
Tuesday, 9 March 1971 Kinga Rusin born, Polish journalist
Tuesday, 9 March 1971 Diego Torres born, Argentine singer
Tuesday, 9 March 1971 Anthony Berkeley Cox died, English writer (b. 1893)
Tuesday, 9 March 1971 Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria died, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch (b. 1902)
Monday, 9 March 1981 Antonio Bryant born, American football player
Monday, 9 March 1981 Max Delbrück died, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
Saturday, 9 March 1991 Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade; two people are killed and tanks are in the streets.
Saturday, 9 March 1996 Jorge Sampaio is the new Portuguese president.
Saturday, 9 March 1996 Giorgio Minisini born, Italian synchronized swimmer
Saturday, 9 March 1996 George Burns died, American comedian (b. 1896)
Friday, 9 March 2001 Jeon So-mi born, Canadian-South Korean-Dutch singer
Friday, 9 March 2001 Richard Stone died, American composer (b. 1953)
Wednesday, 9 March 2011 Des Meagher died, 67, Australian rules footballer
Wednesday, 9 March 2016 Jon English died, musician and actor
Wednesday, 9 March 2016 Naná Vasconcelos died, Brazilian jazz percussionist and vocalist (b. 1944)

 

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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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