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.
|27 January 1846||Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. born, American founder of the Kentucky Derby (d. 1899)|
|Thursday, 27 January 1921||Maurice Vincent Buckley (born 1891) died, soldier and Victoria Cross recipient|
|Thursday, 27 January 1921||Donna Reed born, American actress (d. 1986)|
|Thursday, 27 January 1921||Justiniano Borgoño died, 37th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1836)|
|Sunday, 27 January 1946||Nedra Talley born, American singer (The Ronettes)|
|Friday, 27 January 1961||Gillian Gilbert born, British keyboard player|
|Wednesday, 27 January 1971||Fann Wong born, Singaporean Chinese actress, model, and singer|
|Wednesday, 27 January 1971||Lil Jon born, American rapper and producer|
|Wednesday, 27 January 1971||Karin Tammaru born, Estonian actress|
|Wednesday, 27 January 1971||Jacobo Árbenz died, 19th President of Guatemala (b. 1913)|
|Tuesday, 27 January 1981||The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.|
|Tuesday, 27 January 1981||Alicia Molik born, Australian tennis player|
|Tuesday, 27 January 1981||Greg Owens born, Australian soccer player|
|Tuesday, 27 January 1981||Léo Collard died, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)|
|Sunday, 27 January 1991||Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl in the Australian Open Tennis Championship and takes the world’s top ranking.|
|Saturday, 27 January 1996||Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected President of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.|
|Saturday, 27 January 2001||Marie José of Belgium died, last Queen of Italy (b. 1906)|
|Thursday, 27 January 2011||Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces that her government proposes to introduce a Flood levy to assist in funding reconstruction works required as a result of major floods in Queensland and Victoria.|
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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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