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.
|Friday, 3 February 1961||William Morrison (born 1893) died, Governor General of Australia|
|Friday, 3 February 1961||China buys grain from Canada for $60 million.|
|Friday, 3 February 1961||Jim Balsillie born, Canadian CEO and philanthropist|
|Friday, 3 February 1961||Viscount Dunrossil died, Australian Governor-General (b. 1893)|
|Wednesday, 3 February 1971||Sarah Kane born, English playwright (d. 1999)|
|Wednesday, 3 February 1971||Jayne Middlemiss born, English television and radio presenter|
|Wednesday, 3 February 1971||Jay C. Flippen died, American actor (b. 1899)|
|Tuesday, 3 February 1981||Alisa Reyes born, American actress|
|Tuesday, 3 February 1981||Normand Poirier died, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)|
|Sunday, 3 February 1991||Glenn McCuen born, American actor born, model and gymnast|
|Sunday, 3 February 1991||Arnold Armitage died, British-born American artist and illustrator died, (b. 1899)|
|Sunday, 3 February 1991||Nancy Kulp died, American actress (b. 1921)|
|Sunday, 3 February 1991||Ed Russenholt died, first weather person (b. 1890)|
|Saturday, 3 February 1996||Liberal Frank Tanti wins the Mundingburra state by-election, 1996 causing Labor to lose its Parliamentary majority in Queensland.|
|Saturday, 3 February 1996||Audrey Meadows died, American actress (b. 1922)|
|Thursday, 3 February 2011||Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi makes landfall at near Mission Beach, south of Innisfail, Queensland.|
|Thursday, 3 February 2011||Maria Schneider died, French actress (b. 1952)|
|Wednesday, 3 February 2016||The High Court of Australia rejects a legal challenge to the validity of the immigration detention centre on Nauru after considering the case of a pregnant Bangladeshi asylum seeker who was brought to Australia from Nauru for treatment for serious health complications. In a majority decision the court said the woman’s detention on Nauru was not unlawful.|
|Wednesday, 3 February 2016||Former Governor-General and Archbishop of Brisbane, Peter Hollingworth, formally apologises to a child abuse victim at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse hearings in Hobart, saying his handling of his case was misguided, wrong and a serious error of judgment to allow John Elliott to continue as rector of Dalby.|
|Wednesday, 3 February 2016||Brisbane Airport authorities detain Robert Somerville, a Canadian man suspected of fighting with a Kurdish militia.|
|Wednesday, 3 February 2016||Joe Alaskey died, American voice actor (b. 1952)|
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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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