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, Wednesday July 1869, Bruno Albert Forsterer, U.S. Marine Sergeant, born (d. 1957)
On 14, Monday July 1919, Cleveland Clark, Negro league baseball player, born
On 14, Monday July 1919, Marion F. Kirby, ace in the United States Army Air Forces, born (d. 2011)
On 14, Monday July 1919, Hal Lahar, American football player and coach, born (d. 2003)
On 14, Monday July 1919, Eugene Allen, American waiter and butler, born (d. 2010)
On 14, Monday July 1919, John Pott, British Army officer, born (d. 2005)
On 14, Friday July 1944, Aad Mansveld, Dutch footballer, born (d. 1991)
On 14, Friday July 1944, Asmahan, Syrian-born Egyptian singer (b.1918)
On 14, Tuesday July 1959, Groups of Kurdish and communist militias rebel in Kirkuk, Iraq against the central government.
On 14, Tuesday July 1959, M. Manogaran, Malaysian politician, born
On 14, Tuesday July 1959, Paul Haba, Guinean sprinter, born
On 14, Tuesday July 1959, Susana Martinez, American politician, Governor of New Mexico, born
On 14, Tuesday July 1959, Grock, Swiss clown, died (b. 1880)
On 14, Monday July 1969, Football War: After Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers. Of the 300,000 Salvadoran workers in Honduras, tens of thousands are expelled, prompting a brief Salvadoran invasion of Honduras. The OAS works out a cease-fire on July 18, which takes effect on July 20.
On 14, Monday July 1969, The Act of Free Choice commences in Merauke, West Irian.
On 14, Monday July 1969, The United States’ $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
On 14, Monday July 1969, Billy Herrington, American gay pornographic actor, born (d. 2018)
On 14, Saturday July 1979, Sioen, Belgian singer and songwriter, born
On 14, Saturday July 1979, Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier, born
On 14, Saturday July 1979, McGuire Twins; One of the heaviest recorded twins by Guinness World Records, Billy died., died (b. 1946)
On 14, Friday July 1989, France celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the French Revolution.
On 14, Friday July 1989, (14–16) At the 15th G7 summit, leaders call for restrictions on gas emissions.
On 14, Friday July 1989, Cyril Rioli, Australian rules footballer, born
On 14, Friday July 1989, José María García Lahiguera, Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop, died (b. 1903)
On 14, Thursday July 1994, César Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player, died (b. 1940)
On 14, Tuesday July 2009, The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, announced that the Australian Government had approved the development of the Four Mile uranium mine in South Australia.
On 14, Monday July 2014, Gavin Jones, 47, media executive, founder of the Deadly Awards, died
On 14, Monday July 2014, Alice Coachman, American athlete, 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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