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 30, Tuesday November 1869, Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate, born (d. 1937)
On 30, Sunday November 1919, Health officials declare the global “Spanish” flu pandemic has ceased.
On 30, Thursday November 1944, George Graham, Scottish football player and manager, born
On 30, Thursday November 1944, Lilo Gloeden, German resistance member, died (b. 1903)
On 30, Monday November 1959, George Faber, British television producer, born
On 30, Monday November 1959, Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist, born
On 30, Monday November 1959, Alfonso López Pumarejo, Colombian political figure, 2-time President of Colombia, died (b. 1886)
On 30, Sunday November 1969, Trina Gulliver, English darts player, born
On 30, Friday November 1979, The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), at a meeting of 24 major unions, rejects proposals to block the mining export of uranium.
On 30, Friday November 1979, The Wall, a rock opera and concept album by Pink Floyd, is first released.
On 30, Friday November 1979, Diego Klattenhoff, Canadian actor, born
On 30, Friday November 1979, Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian, died (b. 1901)
On 30, Friday November 1979, Laura Gilpin, American photographer, died (b. 1891)
On 30, Friday November 1979, Joyce Grenfell, British actress and comedian, died (b. 1910)
On 30, Friday November 1979, Gabrielle Dorziat, fashion trend setter in Paris and helped popularize the designs of Coco Chanel, died (b. 1880)
On 30, Thursday November 1989, Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a bomb (the Red Army Faction claims responsibility for the murder).
On 30, Thursday November 1989, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Cameroonian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Cameroon and President of Cameroon, died (b. 1924)
On 30, Thursday November 1989, Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect, died (b. 1900)
On 30, Wednesday November 1994, Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder, born
On 30, Wednesday November 1994, Guy Debord, French theorist, writer, and filmmaker, died (b. 1931)
On 30, Wednesday November 1994, Lionel Stander, American actor, died (b. 1908)
On 30, Tuesday November 1999, The ExxonMobil merger is completed, forming the largest corporation in the world.
On 30, Monday November 2009, Brent Green, 33, Australian rules footballer, died
On 30, Monday November 2009, Milorad Pavić, Serbian writer, died (b. 1929)
On 30, Sunday November 2014, Phil May, 70, Australian athlete., died
On 30, Sunday November 2014, Go Seigen, Chinese-born Japanese Go player, died (b. 1914)

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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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