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 28, Saturday September 1844, Robert Stout, 2-time Prime Minister of New Zealand, born (d. 1930)
On 28, Tuesday September 1869, John Hutton Bisdee, soldier and Victoria Cross recipient, born (died 1930)
On 28, Thursday September 1944, Miloš Zeman, 3rd President of the Czech Republic, born
On 28, Thursday September 1944, Josef Bürckel, German Nazi gauleiter, died (b. 1895)
On 28, Monday September 1959, Dantes Tsitsi, Nauruan politician, born
On 28, Monday September 1959, Steve Hytner, American actor, born
On 28, Monday September 1959, Laura Bruce, American artist, born
On 28, Monday September 1959, Rimma Brailovskaya, Russian painter, died (b. 1877)
On 28, Monday September 1959, Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver, died (b. 1901)
On 28, Monday September 1959, Oscar Griswold, American general, died (b. 1886)
On 28, Monday September 1959, Gerard Hoffnung, German-born English humorist, died (b. 1925)
On 28, Monday September 1959, Vinnie Richards, American tennis player, died (b. 1903)
On 28, Sunday September 1969, The Social Democrats and the Free Democrats receive a majority of votes in the German parliamentary elections, and decide to form a common government.
On 28, Friday September 1979, Bam Margera, American skateboarder, born
On 28, Friday September 1979, Dane Boedigheimer (Daneboe), American YouTuber and animator, born
On 28, Friday September 1979, Anndi McAfee, American actress and voice actress, born
On 28, Friday September 1979, John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist, died (b. 1921)
On 28, Thursday September 1989, Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino dictator, politician and statesman, 10th President of the Philippines, died (b. 1917)
On 28, Wednesday September 1994, The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
On 28, Wednesday September 1994, José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician, is assassinated on orders of Raúl Salinas de Gortari.
On 28, Wednesday September 1994, José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician, died (b. 1946)
On 28, Tuesday September 1999, Kayla Day, American tennis player, born
On 28, Monday September 2009, At least 157 demonstrators are massacred by the Guinean military at the Stade du 28 Septembre during a protest against the government that came to power in a coup d’état the previous year.
On 28, Monday September 2009, Guillermo Endara, 32nd President of Panama, died (b. 1936)
On 28, Sunday September 2014, Hong Kong protests: Benny Tai Yiu-ting announces that Occupy Central is launched as Hong Kong’s government headquarters is being occupied by thousands of protesters. Hong Kong police resort to tear gas to disperse protesters but thousands remain.
On 28, Sunday September 2014, Dannie Abse, British poet, died (b. 1923)

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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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