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.
|6 January 1896||Cecil Rhodes is forced to resign as Prime Minister of the Cape of Good Hope, for his involvement in the Jameson Raid.|
|6 January 1896||Thomas W. Knox died, American author, journalist (b. 1835)|
|Thursday, 6 January 1921||Cary Middlecoff born, American golfer (d. 1998)|
|Sunday, 6 January 1946||The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.|
|Sunday, 6 January 1946||A revised and streamlined revival of Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat opens on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre.|
|Sunday, 6 January 1946||Syd Barrett born, English rock guitarist and singer-songwriter in Pink Floyd (d. 2006)|
|Sunday, 6 January 1946||Georg died, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen (b. 1892)|
|Sunday, 6 January 1946||Slim Summerville died, American actor (b. 1892)|
|Tuesday, 6 January 1981||Mike Jones born, American rapper|
|Tuesday, 6 January 1981||Rinko Kikuchi born, Japanese actress|
|Tuesday, 6 January 1981||Jérémie Renier born, Belgian actor|
|Tuesday, 6 January 1981||A. J. Cronin died, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)|
|Sunday, 6 January 1991||Czech player Helena Sukova wins the Danone Women’s Hard Court Championship.|
|Sunday, 6 January 1991||The runoff for the Guatemalan presidential election is won by Jorge Serrano Elías.|
|Sunday, 6 January 1991||The All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers is founded in Udaipur.|
|Sunday, 6 January 1991||Anabel Barnston born, English actress|
|Saturday, 6 January 1996||Courtney Eaton born, actress and model|
|Saturday, 6 January 1996||Courtney Eaton born, Australian actress|
|Saturday, 6 January 1996||Harmanpreet Singh born, Indian hockey player|
|Saturday, 6 January 1996||Kishan Shrikanth born, Indian actor and director|
|Saturday, 6 January 1996||Kim Kwang-seok died, South Korean singer (b. 1964)|
|Monday, 25 December 2000||[25 December 2000 – 6 January 2001] Bushfires rage across New South Wales. No-one is killed.|
|Wednesday, 6 January 2016||Three days of heavy rain causes widespread flooding, the worst hit area being the Hunter Region, New South Wales, forcing home evacuations.|
|Wednesday, 6 January 2016||Silvana Pampanini died, Italian actress (b. 1925)|
|Wednesday, 6 January 2016||Pat Harrington Jr. died, American voice actor (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.