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 21, Friday September 1894, Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer, son-in-law of Ferdinand Porsche, born (d. 1952)
On 21, Sunday September 1919, The Steel strike of 1919 begins across the United States.
On 21, Sunday September 1919, Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
On 21, Sunday September 1919, Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani Islamic scholar, born (d. 1988)
On 21, Thursday September 1944, Caleb Deschanel, American cinematographer and film director, born
On 21, Thursday September 1944, Hamilton Jordan, Jimmy Carter’s first White House Chief of Staff, born (d. 2008)
On 21, Monday September 1959, Dave Coulier, American actor and comedian, born
On 21, Friday September 1979, Edmund Morgan, the seventh Suffragan Bishop of Southampton, died (b. 1888)
On 21, Friday September 1979, Bernard L. Austin, American admiral, died (b. 1902)
On 21, Thursday September 1989, Emma Watkins, singer, born
On 21, Thursday September 1989, Jason Derulo, American urban singer, actor, born
On 21, Thursday September 1989, Emma Watkins, Australian Entertainer, first female lead member of The Wiggles since 2013 , born
On 21, Wednesday September 1994, Ben Proud, English swimmer, born
On 21, Tuesday September 1999, The 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale), kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.
On 21, Tuesday September 1999, Alexander Isak, Swedish footballer, born
On 21, Monday September 2009, Gary Ablett, Jr. of the Geelong Football Club wins the 2009 Brownlow Medal.

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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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