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.
|Sunday, 28 April 1946||Pestalozzi Children’s Village (Kinderdorf Pestalozzi) established at Trogen in Switzerland to accommodate and educate orphans of World War II according to Pestalozzian principles.|
|Sunday, 28 April 1946||Larissa Grunig born, American public relations theorist and feminist|
|Sunday, 28 April 1946||Robert Bartlett died, American explorer and navigator (b. 1875)|
|Friday, 28 April 1961||Futoshi Matsunaga born, Japanese serial killer|
|Wednesday, 28 April 1971||The first number of Il Manifesto is issued in Italy.|
|Wednesday, 28 April 1971||Bridget Moynahan born, American actress|
|Tuesday, 28 April 1981||Jessica Alba born, American actress and businesswoman|
|Tuesday, 28 April 1981||Cliff Battles died, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)|
|Sunday, 28 April 1991||Paul E. Klopsteg died, American physicist (b. 1889)|
|Sunday, 28 April 1991||Patricia Ashley born, American actress|
|Sunday, 28 April 1991||Ken Curtis died, American actor (b. 1916)|
|Sunday, 28 April 1996||Port Arthur massacre: Martin Bryant kills 35 people and injures 21 in a shooting spree at the Port Arthur historic site in Tasmania. Bryant is captured the next day after an 18½ hour standoff with the Special Operations Group of the Tasmania Police. Federal Attorney-General Daryl Williams says he will press for changes to gun laws.|
|Sunday, 28 April 1996||Port Arthur massacre: Martin Bryant kills 35 people at the Port Arthur tourist site in Tasmania, Australia.|
|Sunday, 28 April 1996||A bomb explodes in Bhaiperu, Pakistan, killing more than 60 people.|
|Sunday, 28 April 1996||T. H. Clark died, Canadian geologist (b. 1893)|
|Saturday, 28 April 2001||Soyuz TM-32 lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the first space tourist, American Dennis Tito.|
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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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