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 29, Sunday June 1919, Walter Babington Thomas, Commander of British Far East Land Forces, born (d. 2017)
On 29, Sunday June 1919, Slim Pickens, American film and television actor, born (d. 1983)
On 29, Sunday June 1919, Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal, born (d. 2008)
On 29, Sunday June 1919, José Gregorio Hernández, Venezuelan medician and saint, died (b. 1864)
On 29, Thursday June 1944, WWII: 5,400 drown when USS Sturgeon torpedoes Toyama Maru.
On 29, Thursday June 1944, Gary Busey, American actor, born
On 29, Thursday June 1944, Seán Patrick O’Malley, American cardinal, born
On 29, Monday June 1959, Gina Alajar, Filipino film and television actress and television director, born
On 29, Friday June 1979, Lee Hee-joon, South Korean actor, born
On 29, Friday June 1979, Abz Love, English singer (5ive), born
On 29, Friday June 1979, Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer, born
On 29, Friday June 1979, Yehuda Levi, Israeli actor and male model, born
On 29, Friday June 1979, Liliana Castro, Ecuadorian-born Brazilian actress, born
On 29, Friday June 1979, Artur Avila, Brazilian and French mathematician, born
On 29, Thursday June 1989, Maciej Cieśla, Polish graphics designer, born
On 29, Wednesday June 1994, Leandro Paredes, Argentinian footballer, born
On 29, Wednesday June 1994, Camila Mendes, American actress, born
On 29, Wednesday June 1994, Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor, died (b. 1908)
On 29, Tuesday June 1999, Allan Carr, American producer, died (b. 1937)
On 29, Sunday June 2014, NRL player Todd Carney is sacked from the Cronulla Sharks due to a photograph leaked on social media in which he appears to urinate into his mouth, a practice colloquially known as “bubbling”.
On 29, Sunday June 2014, The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declares itself a caliphate.

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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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