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 26, Tuesday October 1869, Washington Luís, 13th President of Brazil, born (d. 1957)
On 26, Sunday October 1919, Edward Brooke, U. S. Senator from Massachusetts, born (d. 2015)
On 26, Sunday October 1919, Princess Ashraf of Iran, born (d. 2016)
On 26, Sunday October 1919, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, born (d. 1980)
On 26, Sunday October 1919, Jacob Pressman, American rabbi, co-founder of American Jewish University, born (d. 2015)
On 26, Thursday October 1944, HRH The Princess Beatrice, youngest and last surviving child of Queen Victoria, died (b. 1857)
On 26, Thursday October 1944, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese fighter ace, died (b. 1920)
On 26, Thursday October 1944, José de la Riva-Agüero y Osma, Peruvian historian, writer and politician, 84th Prime Minister of Peru, died (b. 1885)
On 26, Thursday October 1944, William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, died (b. 1881)
On 26, Monday October 1959, Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, born
On 26, Friday October 1979, Park Chung-hee, the President of South Korea, is assassinated by KCIA director Kim Jae-gyu.
On 26, Friday October 1979, Jonathan Chase, American actor, born
On 26, Friday October 1979, Park Chung-hee, Korean politician, 3rd President of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) (assassinated), died (b. 1917)
On 26, Friday October 1979, Charles P. Thompson, American actor, died (b. 1891)
On 26, Thursday October 1989, Daniel Mullen, soccer player, born
On 26, Thursday October 1989, Gordon Reid, Governor of Western Australia, 1984-89, died (born 1923)
On 26, Thursday October 1989, Charles J. Pedersen, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, died (b. 1904)
On 26, Wednesday October 1994, Allie DeBerry, American actress and model, born
On 26, Tuesday October 1999, Rex Gildo, German singer, died (b. 1936)
On 26, Tuesday October 1999, Abraham Polonsky, American screenwriter and director, died (b. 1910)
On 26, Sunday October 2014, Brian Moore, 70, rugby league player and coach, died
On 26, Sunday October 2014, Oscar Taveras, professional baseball player, died (b. 1992)

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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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