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 10, Tuesday August 1869, Laurence Binyon, English poet, scholar, born (d. 1943)
On 10, Friday August 1894, V. V. Giri, Indian politician, 4th President of India, born (d. 1980)
On 10, Friday August 1894, Alan Crosland, American film director, born (d. 1936)
On 10, Thursday August 1944, Alfred Kranzfelder, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1908)
On 10, Thursday August 1944, Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenburg, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1902)
On 10, Thursday August 1944, Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, Nazi opponent and lawyer, died (b. 1905)
On 10, Thursday August 1944, Hans Albrecht, Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, died (b. 1917)
On 10, Monday August 1959, Rosanna Arquette, American actress, born
On 10, Sunday August 1969, The Manson Family kills Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, wealthy Los Angeles businessman and his wife.
On 10, Sunday August 1969, Brian Drummond, Canadian voice actor, born
On 10, Friday August 1979, Michael Jackson releases his breakthrough album Off the Wall. It sells 7 million copies in the United States alone, making it a 7× platinum album.
On 10, Friday August 1979, JoAnna Garcia, American actress, born
On 10, Friday August 1979, Ted Geoghegan, American screenwriter, born
On 10, Friday August 1979, Dick Foran, American actor, died (b. 1910)
On 10, Friday August 1979, Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi, Afghan politician, 9th Prime Minister of Afghanistan, died (b. 1921)
On 10, Friday August 1979, Zygmunt Witymir Bieńkowski, Polish pilot and writer, died (b. 1913)
On 10, Friday August 1979, Asa Martin, American old time musician, died (b. 1900)
On 10, Thursday August 1989, Brenton Thwaites, actor, born
On 10, Thursday August 1989, Army General Colin Powell became the first Black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after being nominated by President Bush.
On 10, Thursday August 1989, Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer, born
On 10, Thursday August 1989, Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player, born
On 10, Thursday August 1989, Brenton Thwaites, Australian actor, born
On 10, Wednesday August 1994, Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer, born
On 10, Tuesday August 1999, The Atlantique incident occurs as an intruding Pakistan Navy plane is shot down in India, sparking tensions between the two nations, coming just a month after the end of the Kargil War.
On 10, Tuesday August 1999, European record high temperature of 48.5 °C (119.3 °F) attained in Sicily at Catenanuova.
On 10, Tuesday August 1999, Giuseppe Delfino, Italian fencer, died (b. 1921)
On 10, Tuesday August 1999, Jennifer Paterson, English chef, actress, and television personality, died (b. 1928)
On 10, Tuesday August 1999, Anthony Stanislas Radziwill, American television executive and filmmaker, died (b. 1959)
On 10, Monday August 2009, Urpo Korhonen, Finnish olympic cross-country skier, 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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