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 7, Saturday September 1844, Charles Romley Alder Wright, British chemist, born (d. 1894)
On 7, Friday September 1894, George Waggner, American film director, producer and actor, born (d. 1984)
On 7, Thursday September 1944, WWII: The Belgian government in exile returns to Brussels from London.
On 7, Thursday September 1944, Earl Manigault, American basketball player, born (d. 1998)
On 7, Thursday September 1944, Bora Milutinović, Serbian football coach, born
On 7, Thursday September 1944, Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes, Cuban composer, died (b. 1897)
On 7, Monday September 1959, Maurice Duplessis, Premier of Quebec, died (b. 1890)
On 7, Monday September 1959, Virgilio Riento, Italian actor, died (b. 1889)
On 7, Sunday September 1969, David Borger, politician, born
On 7, Sunday September 1969, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, French musician, born
On 7, Sunday September 1969, Angie Everhart, American actress and model, born
On 7, Sunday September 1969, Diane Farr, American actress, born
On 7, Sunday September 1969, Jimmy Urine, American singer, born
On 7, Sunday September 1969, Gavin Maxwell, Scottish naturalist and author, died (b. 1914)
On 7, Friday September 1979, The first cable sports channel, ESPN, known as the Entertainment Sports Programming Network, is launched.
On 7, Friday September 1979, Alan Browning, English actor, died (b. 1926)
On 7, Thursday September 1989, Representatives of the government of Ethiopia and Eritrean separatists meet in Atlanta, with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attempting to broker a peace settlement.
On 7, Thursday September 1989, Hugh Mitchell, British actor, born
On 7, Wednesday September 1994, James Clavell, British writer, died (b. 1921)
On 7, Wednesday September 1994, Dennis Morgan, American actor and singer, died (b. 1908)
On 7, Wednesday September 1994, Terence Young, British film director, died (b. 1915)
On 7, Tuesday September 1999, The 6.0 Mw Athens earthquake affected the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.
On 7, Tuesday September 1999, Michelle Creber, Canadian actress and singer, born
On 7, Tuesday September 1999, Cameron Ocasio, American actor, born
On 7, Tuesday September 1999, Jim Keith, American author, died (b. 1949)
On 7, Sunday September 2014, Harry Evans, 68, public servant, Clerk of the Australian Senate (1988–2009), died
On 7, Sunday September 2014, Kwon Ri-se, South Korean singer, died (b. 1991)

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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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