On This Day: Wednesday, 7 April 2021

April 7, 2021
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 […]

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.

 

7 April 1871 Prince Alexander John of Wales died (b. April 6, prematurely)
7 April 1871 Wilhelm von Tegetthoff died, Austrian admiral (b. 1827)
Sunday, 7 April 1946 Padmanath Gohain Baruah died, Indian novelist died, poet and dramatist (b. 1871)
Sunday, 7 April 1946 Colette Besson born, French track and field athlete (d. 2005)
Sunday, 7 April 1946 Léon Krier born, Luxembourgian architect
Friday, 7 April 1961 Thurl Bailey born, American basketball player
Friday, 7 April 1961 Vanessa Bell died, English artist and interior designer (b. 1879)
Friday, 7 April 1961 Jesús Guridi died, Spanish Basque composer (b. 1886)
Wednesday, 7 April 1971 Greece releases 261 political prisoners, 50 of whom are sent into internal exile.
Tuesday, 7 April 1981 Norman Taurog died, American film director (b. 1899)
Tuesday, 7 April 1981 Suzann Pettersen born, Norwegian golfer
Sunday, 7 April 1991 Prime Minister Bob Hawke rebukes Employment, Education and Training Minister John Dawkins during a Cabinet meeting over a speech he made the day before, in which he called for a review of the floating exchange rate, in direct opposition to the Government’s policy on the issue. Dawkins also suggested that the Government’s pursuit of low inflation may have to be sacrificed in the interests of stabilising the exchange rate. The Prime Minister warns the other ministers that they will face the same fate if they speak on issues outside their normal portfolio responsibilities.
Sunday, 7 April 1991 Michelle Monkhouse born, Canadian fashion model (d. 2011)
Sunday, 7 April 1991 Oleg Babak died, Soviet army officer (b. 1967)
Sunday, 7 April 1991 Ruth Page died, American ballerina and choreographer (b. 1899)
Sunday, 7 April 1996 Colleen Clifford died, 97 died, matriarch of Australian theatre
Sunday, 7 April 1996 Colleen Clifford died, Australian actress (b. 1898)
Saturday, 7 April 2001 David Graf died, American actor (b. 1950)
Saturday, 7 April 2001 Beatrice Straight died, American actress (b. 1914)
Thursday, 7 April 2016 Steelmaker and iron ore mining company Arrium goes into voluntary administration.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 Freda Briggs died, child protection expert

 

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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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