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 16, Sunday November 1919, After Entente pressure, Romanian forces withdraw from Budapest and allow Admiral Horthy to march in.
On 16, Sunday November 1919, Georges-Hilaire Dupont, French Roman Catholic bishop, born
On 16, Thursday November 1944, WWII: U.S. forces begin the month-long Operation Queen in the Rur valley.
On 16, Thursday November 1944, Maria Rodziewiczówna, Polish writer, died (b. 1863)
On 16, Friday November 1979, Salli Wills, gymnast, born
On 16, Friday November 1979, Bucharest Metro Line One is opened, in Bucharest, Romania (from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea stations, 8.63 kilometres (5.36 mi)).
On 16, Friday November 1979, Joseph Iglehart, American financier, died (b. 1891)
On 16, Thursday November 1989, Six Jesuit priests are murdered by U.S. trained Salvadoran soldiers.
On 16, Thursday November 1989, The first American cosmetics shop, an Estée Lauder outlet, opens in Moscow.
On 16, Thursday November 1989, South African President F. W. de Klerk announces the scrapping of the Separate Amenities Act.
On 16, Thursday November 1989, UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the 25th session of its General Conference.
On 16, Thursday November 1989, Jean-Claude Malepart, Canadian lawyer and politician, died (b. 1938)
On 16, Thursday November 1989, Murder of Three Salvadorian Jesuit priests: Ignacio Ellacuría, Jesuit priest, theologian and saint, died (b. 1930)
On 16, Thursday November 1989, Murder of Three Salvadorian Jesuit priests: Segundo Montes, Jesuit priest, theologian and saint, died (b. 1933)
On 16, Thursday November 1989, Murder of Three Salvadorian Jesuit priests: Ignacio Martín-Baró, Jesuit priest, theologian and saint, died (b. 1942)
On 16, Wednesday November 1994, A federal judge issues a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the State of California from implementing Proposition 187, that would have denied most public services to illegal aliens.
On 16, Wednesday November 1994, Doris Speed, English actress, died (b. 1899)
On 16, Wednesday November 1994, Dino Valente, American musician, died (b. 1937)
On 16, Tuesday November 1999, Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, died (b. 1928)
On 16, Monday November 2009, Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull apologise on behalf of Australia to the “Forgotten Australians”: people who suffered neglect and abuse as children in state care, in particular, thousands of Home Children 2019 — British child migrants forcibly emigrated to Australia until the 1960s.
On 16, Monday November 2009, Jack Wong Sue, 84, RAAF officer and war hero, died
On 16, Monday November 2009, Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer, died (b. 1978)
On 16, Monday November 2009, Edward Woodward, English Actor and singer (b.1930)
On 16, Sunday November 2014, Ian Craig, 79, Test cricketer, died
On 16, Sunday November 2014, Serge Moscovici, Romanian-French psychologist, died (b. 1925)

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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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