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 27, Saturday July 1844, John Dalton, English chemist, physicist, died (b. 1766)
On 27, Sunday July 1919, The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 begins, when a white man throws stones at a group of four black teens on a raft.
On 27, Thursday July 1944, Perry McGillivray, American Olympic swimmer, died (b. 1893)
On 27, Monday July 1959, Hugh Green, American football player, born
On 27, Monday July 1959, Aleksandar Tsankov, 21st Prime Minister of Bulgaria, died (b. 1879)
On 27, Sunday July 1969, Dacian Cioloș, 64th Prime Minister of Romania, born
On 27, Sunday July 1969, Pavel Hapal, Czech footballer, born
On 27, Sunday July 1969, Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer., born
On 27, Sunday July 1969, Triple H (aka Paul Levesque), American wrestler, born
On 27, Friday July 1979, Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician, born (d. 2018), born
On 27, Friday July 1979, Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer, born
On 27, Friday July 1979, Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler, born
On 27, Friday July 1979, Gustavo Cochet, Argentine painter and engraver, died (b. 1894)
On 27, Thursday July 1989, Talia Zucker, actress, born
On 27, Thursday July 1989, In what was the largest prison sentence to date, Thai financial scammer Mae Chamoy Thipyaso and her accomplices are each sentenced to 141,078 years in prison.
On 27, Thursday July 1989, Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress, born
On 27, Wednesday July 1994, Winnie Harlow, Canadian model, born
On 27, Wednesday July 1994, Kevin Carter, South African photojournalist, died (b. 1960)
On 27, Tuesday July 1999, A canyoning disaster at Saxetenbach Gorge near Interlaken in Switzerland. 21 tourists, 14 of them Australian, are killed.
On 27, Tuesday July 1999, The Sisters of Charity and St Vincent’s Hospital reach agreement with the New South Wales Government to run an 18-month clinical trial of a medically supervised heroin injecting room to be established in King’s Cross, New South Wales.
On 27, Tuesday July 1999, Foundation clubs the Balmain Tigers & Western Suburbs Magpies vote to form the game’s second joint venture team, the Wests Tigers. The team start playing as a joint venture in 2000.
On 27, Tuesday July 1999, Twenty-one people die in a canyoning disaster at the Saxetenbach Gorge near Interlaken, Switzerland.
On 27, Tuesday July 1999, Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general, 5th President of Greece, died (b. 1917)
On 27, Sunday July 2014, Peter Miller, 53, software engineer (Aegis), died
On 27, Sunday July 2014, Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal, died (b. 1929)

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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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