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.
|31 March 1871||Arthur Griffith born, President of Ireland (d. 1922)|
|31 March 1896||Florrie Baldwin born, British supercentenarian (d. 2010)|
|Thursday, 31 March 1921||The Royal Australian Air Force is established.|
|Thursday, 31 March 1921||Abkhazia becomes a republic Abkhazian SSR.|
|Sunday, 31 March 1946||Gonzalo Márquez born, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (d. 1984)|
|Sunday, 31 March 1946||F’Murr born, French comics artist (d. 2018)|
|Sunday, 31 March 1946||John Vereker died, 6th Viscount Gort died, British field marshal (b. 1886)|
|Wednesday, 31 March 1971||Pavel Bure born, Russian ice hockey player|
|Wednesday, 31 March 1971||Craig McCracken born, American animator|
|Wednesday, 31 March 1971||Ewan McGregor born, Scottish actor|
|Wednesday, 31 March 1971||Karl King died, United States march music (b. 1891)|
|Tuesday, 31 March 1981||Gerard McCarthy born, British actor|
|Tuesday, 31 March 1981||Ryōko Shintani born, Japanese voice actress|
|Tuesday, 31 March 1981||Maarten van der Weijden born, Dutch Olympic swimmer|
|Tuesday, 31 March 1981||Frank Tieri died, American gangster (b. 1904)|
|Sunday, 31 March 1991||Albania holds its first multi-party elections.|
|Sunday, 31 March 1991||Georgian independence referendum, 1991: Georgia votes for independence from the Soviet Union.|
|Sunday, 31 March 1996||Jeffrey Lee Pierce died, American musician (b. 1958)|
|Saturday, 31 March 2001||Clifford Shull died, American physicist died, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)|
|Thursday, 31 March 2011||Tony Barrell died, 70, broadcaster|
|Thursday, 31 March 2011||Alan Fitzgerald died, 75, journalist and satirist|
|Thursday, 31 March 2011||Mary Greyeyes died, the first First Nations woman to join the Canadian Armed Forces (b. 1920)|
|Thursday, 31 March 2016||Ronnie Corbett died, English comedian (b. 1930)|
|Thursday, 31 March 2016||Georges Cottier died, Swiss cardinal (b. 1922)|
|Thursday, 31 March 2016||Hans-Dietrich Genscher died, German politician (b. 1927)|
|Thursday, 31 March 2016||Zaha Hadid died, Iraqi-British architect (b. 1950)|
|Thursday, 31 March 2016||Imre Kertész died, Hungarian Nobel author (b. 1929)|
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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.