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 14, Saturday September 1844, Prosper de Mestre, merchant, died (b. 1789)
On 14, Sunday September 1919, Gil Langley, cricketer, born (died 2001)
On 14, Sunday September 1919, Kay Medford, American character actress and comedian, born (d. 1980)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, The Great Atlantic hurricane makes landfall in the New York City area.
On 14, Thursday September 1944, Heinrich Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1882)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, John Kenneth Macalister, Canadian WWII hero, died (b. 1914)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, Michael Graf von Matuschka, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1888)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, Frank Pickersgill, Canadian WWII hero, died (b. 1915)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, Roméo Sabourin, Canadian WWII hero, died (b. 1923)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, Nikolaus von Üxküll-Gyllenband, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1877)
On 14, Thursday September 1944, Hermann Josef Wehrle, German Catholic priest and resistance member, died (b. 1899)
On 14, Monday September 1959, Luna 2 becomes the first man-made object to crash on the Moon.
On 14, Monday September 1959, Mary Crosby, American actress, born
On 14, Monday September 1959, Morten Harket, Norwegian rock singer (A-ha)
On 14, Monday September 1959, Haviland Morris, American actress, born
On 14, Monday September 1959, Wayne Morris, American actor, died (b. 1914)
On 14, Sunday September 1969, The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery date.
On 14, Sunday September 1969, Bong Joon-ho, South Korean screenwriter and film director, born
On 14, Friday September 1979, Catalina Cruz, American porn actress, born
On 14, Friday September 1979, Stuart Fielden, English rugby league player, born
On 14, Friday September 1979, Kamya Panjabi, Indian television actress, born
On 14, Thursday September 1989, An agreement of co-operation between Leningrad Oblast (Russia) and Nordland County (Norway) is signed in Leningrad, by Chairmen Lev Kojkolainen and Sigbjørn Eriksen.
On 14, Thursday September 1989, Standard Gravure shooting: Joseph T. Wesbecker, a pressman on disability for mental illness, entered his former workplace and killed eight people and injured twelve before committing suicide after a history of suicidal ideation.
On 14, Thursday September 1989, Kazumi Evans, Canadian voice actress and singer, born
On 14, Thursday September 1989, Logan Henderson, American actor, dancer, and singer, born
On 14, Thursday September 1989, Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician, died (b. 1916)
On 14, Wednesday September 1994, The 1994 World Series is officially cancelled due to the ongoing work stoppage. It is the first time a World Series will not be played since 1904
On 14, Tuesday September 1999, Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
On 14, Tuesday September 1999, Emma Kenney, American actress, born
On 14, Tuesday September 1999, Charles Crichton, English film director, died (b. 1910)
On 14, Monday September 2009, Mike Leyland, 68, one of the Leyland Brothers, died
On 14, Monday September 2009, Keith Floyd, British cook and restaurateur, died (b. 1943)
On 14, Monday September 2009, Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter, died (b. 1935)
On 14, Monday September 2009, Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer, died (b. 1952)
On 14, Sunday September 2014, Australia sends combat aircraft and special forces to the Middle East to help in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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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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