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.
|13 January 1871||Kawakami Gensai died, Japanese swordsman of the Bakumatsu period (b. 1834)|
|Sunday, 13 January 1946||Wilhelm Souchon died, German admiral (b. 1864)|
|Friday, 13 January 1961||Wayne Coyne born, American musician and frontman of the band The Flaming Lips|
|Friday, 13 January 1961||Julia Louis-Dreyfus born, American actress, producer and comedian|
|Friday, 13 January 1961||Nino Marchesini died, Italian actor (b. 1895)|
|Friday, 13 January 1961||Blanche Ring died, American singer and actress (b. 1871)|
|Wednesday, 13 January 1971||Matt McIntosh born, American rock singer|
|Tuesday, 13 January 1981||Robert Kellard died, American actor (b. 1915)|
|Sunday, 13 January 1991||A Victorian factory which supplies United States Armed Forces is destroyed by fire.|
|Sunday, 13 January 1991||Singing Revolution: Soviet forces storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence. January Events (Lithuania) and the Time of Barricades in Latvia.|
|Sunday, 13 January 1991||Kyle Clifford born, Canadian hockey player|
|Sunday, 13 January 1991||Goo Ha-ra born, South Korean singer and actress|
|Saturday, 13 January 1996||Italy’s Prime Minister, Lamberto Dini, resigns after the failure of all-party talks to confirm him. New talks are initiated by President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro to form a new government.|
|Saturday, 13 January 1996||Kamil Majchrzak born, Polish tennis player|
|Saturday, 13 January 1996||Aníta Hinriksdóttir born, Icelandic middle-distance runner|
|Saturday, 13 January 2001||A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits all of El Salvador, killing at least 800 people and leaving thousands homeless.|
|Saturday, 13 January 2001||Michael Cuccione died, Canadian child actor and activist (b. 1985)|
|Thursday, 13 January 2011||278 millimetres (10.9 in) of rain falls in 24 hours at Scamander in north east Tasmania leads to flash flooding in the town, along with St Helens.|
|Thursday, 13 January 2011||Mick Cremin died, 87, rugby union player|
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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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