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.
|3 March 1896||Publication begins of the world’s first magazine with an orientation to male homosexuality, Der Eigene, by Adolf Brand in Berlin.|
|Thursday, 3 March 1921||Diana Barrymore born, American actress (d. 1960)|
|Thursday, 3 March 1921||Paul Guimard born, French writer (d. 2004)|
|Thursday, 3 March 1921||Auguste Mercier died, French general died, politician (b. 1833)|
|Sunday, 3 March 1946||Tim Fischer born, politician|
|Sunday, 3 March 1946||Viktor Axmann died, Yugoslav architect (b. 1883)|
|Friday, 3 March 1961||Hassan II is crowned King of Morocco.|
|Friday, 3 March 1961||Mary Page Keller born, American actress|
|Friday, 3 March 1961||John Matteson born, Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer|
|Friday, 3 March 1961||Paul Wittgenstein died, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887)|
|Wednesday, 3 March 1971||Charlie Brooker born, English satirist and writer|
|Tuesday, 3 March 1981||Julius Malema born, South African politician|
|Tuesday, 3 March 1981||Lil’ Flip born, American rapper|
|Tuesday, 3 March 1981||Shada Hassoun born, Iraqi singer|
|Tuesday, 3 March 1981||László Nagy born, Hungarian handball player|
|Tuesday, 3 March 1981||Cristina Scarlat born, Moldovan singer|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||An amateur video captures the beating of motorist Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||Singing Revolution: In the Estonian restoration of independence referendum and the Latvian independence and democracy poll, voters vote more than 3-to-1 in favor of independence from the Soviet Union.|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||United Airlines Flight 585 crashes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing all 25 people on board.|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||The São Tomé and Príncipe presidential election, the first contested presidential election in the history of São Tomé and Príncipe, is won by Miguel Trovoada.|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||Park Cho-rong born, South Korean singer|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||Arthur Murray died, American dancer and dance instructor (b. 1895)|
|Sunday, 3 March 1991||William Penney died, Baron Penney, British nuclear physicist (b. 1909)|
|Sunday, 3 March 1996||José María Aznar, leader of the Popular Party, is elected as Prime Minister of Spain, replacing Felipe González.|
|Sunday, 3 March 1996||Two suicide bombs explode in Israel, killing 32 people. The Yahya Ayyash Units admit responsibility, and Palestinian president Yasser Arafat condemns the killings in a televised address. Israel warns of retaliation.|
|Sunday, 3 March 1996||Marguerite Duras died, French author and director (b. 1914)|
|Thursday, 3 March 2011||The temperature in Perth reaches above 30 degrees for the 26th consecutive day, making it the longest recorded heatwave in the city, beating the previous record set in 1988.|
|Thursday, 3 March 2016||Sarah Tait died, Olympic rower|
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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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