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.
|10 March 1846||Prince Osahito, fourth son of deceased Emperor Ninkō of Japan, becomes Emperor Kōmei.|
|10 March 1896||Charilaos Trikoupis died, 7-time Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1832)|
|Thursday, 10 March 1921||Cec Linder born, Polish-born Canadian actor (d. 1992)|
|Sunday, 10 March 1946||An Australian National Airways DC-3 aircraft crashes near Hobart, killing 25 people.|
|Sunday, 10 March 1946||British troops begin withdrawing from Lebanon.|
|Sunday, 10 March 1946||Mike Hollands born, Australian animator|
|Friday, 10 March 1961||Mike Bullard born, American hockey player|
|Friday, 10 March 1961||Laurel Clark born, American astronaut (d. 2003)|
|Friday, 10 March 1961||Mitch Gaylord born, American gymnast|
|Wednesday, 10 March 1971||William McMahon replaces John Gorton as Prime Minister of Australia after a party room ballot on a motion of confidence in John Gorton as Prime Minister. The ballot was divided 33:33 until Mr. Gorton, as chairman, gave his casting vote against the motion, effectively voting himself out of office. He stood for and won the position of Deputy Party Leader, after William McMahon beat Billy Snedden for the leadership. Later, John Gorton publishes an article critical of Cabinet leaks.|
|Wednesday, 10 March 1971||William McMahon replaces John Gorton as the Liberal/Country Coalition Prime Minister of Australia, after Gorton resigned following a vote of confidence that was tied 33-all.|
|Wednesday, 10 March 1971||Jon Hamm born, American actor born, director and producer|
|Tuesday, 10 March 1981||Samuel Eto’o born, Cameroonian footballer|
|Tuesday, 10 March 1981||Kristen Maloney born, American gymnast|
|Tuesday, 10 March 1981||Flavio Calzavara died, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)|
|Sunday, 10 March 1991||Gulf War 1991. Operation Phase Echo: 540,000 American troops begin to leave the Persian Gulf.|
|Sunday, 10 March 1991||In the Salvadoran legislative election, the Nationalist Republican Alliance wins 39 of 48 seats in the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador.|
|Sunday, 10 March 1996||The first Australian Grand Prix to be held at the Albert Park grand prix circuit takes place. Damon Hill, of the Williams team wins.|
|Sunday, 10 March 1996||Ross Hunter died, American film producer (b. 1926)|
|Sunday, 10 March 1996||Butch Laswell died, American motorcycle stunt rider (b. 1958)|
|Thursday, 10 March 2016||Anita Brookner died, British novelist (b. 1928)|
|Thursday, 10 March 2016||Keith Emerson died, British musician (b. 1944)|
|Thursday, 10 March 2016||Roberto Perfumo died, Argentine footballer and sport commentator (b. 1942)|
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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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