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 10, Saturday February 1894, Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister, born (d. 1986)
On 10, Saturday February 1894, Mãe Menininha do Gantois, Brazilian spiritual leader (iyalorixá), born (d. 1986)
On 10, Thursday February 1944, Peter Allen, entertainer, born (died 1992)
On 10, Thursday February 1944, Peter Allen, Australian-born Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist, born (d. 1992)
On 10, Tuesday February 1959, Dennis Gentry, American football player, born
On 10, Saturday February 1979, (10–11) Iranian Revolution: The Iranian army withdraws to its barracks leaving power in the hands of Ayatollah Khomeini, ending the Pahlavi dynasty.
On 10, Saturday February 1979, Daryl Palumbo, American musician; who fronted bands, such as (Glassjaw), born
On 10, Friday February 1989, Liam Hendriks, baseball player, born
On 10, Friday February 1989, Ron Brown is elected as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first African American to lead a major United States political party.
On 10, Friday February 1989, U.S. President Bush meets Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in Ottawa, laying the groundwork for the Acid Rain Treaty of 1991.
On 10, Thursday February 1994, Makenzie Vega, American actress, born
On 10, Thursday February 1994, Seulgi, South Korean singer, born
On 10, Wednesday February 1999, Tiffany Espensen, Chinese-American actress, born
On 10, Monday February 2014, Toyota Australia announces it will cease manufacturing vehicles and engines in Australia by the end of 2017.
On 10, Monday February 2014, Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby is released on parole from Bali’s Kerobokan jail.
On 10, Monday February 2014, Stuart Hall, Jamaican-British sociologist, died (b. 1932)
On 10, Monday February 2014, Shirley Temple, American actress, dancer, and diplomat, died (b. 1928)

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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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