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 19, Tuesday January 1869, Carl Reichenbach, German chemist, died (b. 1788)
On 19, Sunday January 1919, The Monarchy of the North is established in Northern Portugal.
On 19, Sunday January 1919, Antonio Pietrangeli, Italian film director and screenwriter, born (d. 1968)
On 19, Wednesday January 1944, Paul Gibson, NSW politician, born.
On 19, Wednesday January 1944, Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer, born
On 19, Monday January 1959, Jennie Ross Cobb, American photographer, died (b. 1881)
On 19, Sunday January 1969, Luc Longley, basketball player, born
On 19, Sunday January 1969, Junior Seau, American NFL player, born (d. 2012)
On 19, Friday January 1979, Former U.S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell is released on parole after 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama.
On 19, Friday January 1979, Svetlana Khorkina, Russian artistic gymnast, born
On 19, Friday January 1979, Tuffy Leemans, American football player (New York Giants) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died (b. 1912)
On 19, Thursday January 1989, Yani Tseng, Taiwanese golfer, born
On 19, Thursday January 1989, Norma Varden, English actress, died (b. 1898)
On 19, Wednesday January 1994, Record cold temperatures hit the eastern United States. The coldest temperature ever measured in Indiana state history, −36 °F (−38 °C), is recorded in New Whiteland, Indiana.
On 19, Wednesday January 1994, Matthias Ginter, German footballer, born
On 19, Tuesday January 1999, Valentino Müller, Austrian footballer, born
On 19, Tuesday January 1999, Jonathan Taylor, American football player, born
On 19, Sunday January 2014, 2014 Bannu bombing: a Taliban vehicle bomb attack on a Pakistani military convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others.

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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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