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.

On 3, Friday August 1894, Harry Heilmann, American baseball player, born (d. 1951)
On 3, Sunday August 1919, The Romanian army liberates Timișoara from the Hungarian occupation.
On 3, Thursday August 1944, The Education Act in the United Kingdom, promoted by Rab Butler, creates a Tripartite system of education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
On 3, Thursday August 1944, Jonas Falk, Swedish actor, born (d. 2010)
On 3, Monday August 1959, John C. McGinley, American actor, born
On 3, Monday August 1959, Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, born
On 3, Monday August 1959, Herb Byrne, Australian rules footballer, died (b. 1887)
On 3, Monday August 1959, Fernando Carpi, Italian tenor, died (b. 1876)
On 3, Sunday August 1969, Alexander Mair, died (born 1889), 26th Premier of New South Wales (1939–1941)
On 3, Sunday August 1969, Anne Marie DeLuise, Canadian actress, born
On 3, Friday August 1979, Nathan Crosswell, basketball player, born
On 3, Friday August 1979, Dictator Francisco Macías Nguema of Equatorial Guinea is overthrown in a bloody coup d’état led by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
On 3, Friday August 1979, Danso Gordon, Canadian actor, born
On 3, Friday August 1979, Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress and author of children’s literature, born
On 3, Friday August 1979, Maria Haukaas Mittet, Norwegian recording artist, born
On 3, Friday August 1979, Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and Liberal politician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, died (b. 1899)
On 3, Thursday August 1989, Jules Bianchi, French Formula One driver, born (d. 2015), born
On 3, Thursday August 1989, Sam Hutchinson, English footballer, born
On 3, Wednesday August 1994, Cameron Waters, motor racing driver, born
On 3, Wednesday August 1994, Todd Gurley, American football player, born
On 3, Wednesday August 1994, Corentin Tolisso, French footballer, born
On 3, Tuesday August 1999, Brahim Díaz, Spanish footballer, born
On 3, Tuesday August 1999, Leroy Vinnegar, American musician, died (b. 1928)
On 3, Monday August 2009, Bolivia becomes the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.
On 3, Sunday August 2014, Edward Clancy, 90, Roman Catholic bishop, Archbishop of Sydney (1983–2001), died
On 3, Sunday August 2014, Edward Clancy, Australian cardinal, died (b. 1923)

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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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