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.
|5 May 1846||Henryk Sienkiewicz born, Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)|
|5 May 1871||The Prince Alfred Hospital opens in Melbourne.|
|5 May 1896||Kaju Sugiura born, Japanese admiral (d. 1945)|
|Thursday, 5 May 1921||Arthur Leonard Schawlow born, American physicist born, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)|
|Thursday, 5 May 1921||Only 13 spectators attend the football match between Leicester City and Stockport County, the lowest attendance in The Football League’s history.|
|Thursday, 5 May 1921||Jim Conacher born, Canadian ice hockey player|
|Thursday, 5 May 1921||Alfred Hermann Fried died, Austrian writer died, pacifist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1864)|
|Sunday, 5 May 1946||Kebby Musokotwane born, Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 1996)|
|Sunday, 5 May 1946||Jim Kelly born, American actor born, martial artist and tennis player (d. 2013)|
|Friday, 5 May 1961||Mercury program: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space aboard Mercury-Redstone 3.|
|Friday, 5 May 1961||Hiroshi Hase born, Japanese professional wrestler|
|Friday, 5 May 1961||Sarah Zivale born, American actress|
|Wednesday, 5 May 1971||The US dollar floods the European currency markets and threatens especially the Deutsche Mark; the central banks of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland stop the currency trading.|
|Wednesday, 5 May 1971||Dresta born, American rapper|
|Tuesday, 5 May 1981||Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison.|
|Tuesday, 5 May 1981||Craig David born, English singer|
|Tuesday, 5 May 1981||Danielle Fishel born, American actress|
|Tuesday, 5 May 1981||Zach McGowan born, American actor|
|Tuesday, 5 May 1981||Bobby Sands died, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)|
|Sunday, 5 May 1996||Isaac Heeney born, footballer|
|Sunday, 5 May 1996||Britney Simpson born, American figure skater|
|Sunday, 5 May 1996||Matheus Pereira born, Brazilian footballer|
|Thursday, 5 May 2011||Claude Choules died, 110, last surviving combat World War I veteran|
|Thursday, 5 May 2011||Claude Choules died, Anglo-Australian military serviceman (b. 1901)|
|Thursday, 5 May 2016||Siné died, French political cartoonist (b. 1928)|
|Thursday, 5 May 2016||Isao Tomita died, Japanese composer (b. 1932)|
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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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