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, Sunday July 1844, Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet, born (d. 1889)
On 28, Sunday July 1844, Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I, King of Naples and Spain, died (b. 1768)
On 28, Wednesday July 1869, Carl Gustav Carus, German physiologist, died (b. 1789)
On 28, Monday July 1919, The International Astronomical Union is founded in Paris, France.
On 28, Friday July 1944, Jozo Križanović, Bosnian politician, born (d. 2009)
On 28, Friday July 1944, Werner Schrader, German resistance member (suicide), died (b. 1895)
On 28, Monday July 1969, Alexis Arquette, American actress, born (d. 2016)
On 28, Monday July 1969, Frank Loesser, American songwriter, died (b. 1910)
On 28, Saturday July 1979, Fitzroy set a still-standing record winning margin when they beat Melbourne by 190 points at VFL Park. Their score of 36.22 (238) was a record until 1992.
On 28, Saturday July 1979, George Seaton, American screenwriter and director, died (b. 1911)
On 28, Friday July 1989, At the Iranian presidential election, electors overwhelmingly elect Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as President of Iran and endorse changes to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, increasing the powers of the president.
On 28, Friday July 1989, Felipe Kitadai, Brazilian Olympic medalist judoka, born
On 28, Friday July 1989, Amy Yang, South Korean golfer, born
On 28, Wednesday July 1999, Doris Carter, 87, athlete, died
On 28, Wednesday July 1999, Kaitlin De Guzman, Filipino artistic gymnast, born
On 28, Wednesday July 1999, Troy Brown Jr., American basketball player, born
On 28, Wednesday July 1999, Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, died (b. 1911)
On 28, Monday July 2014, Johnny Rebb, 75, rock and roll singer, died

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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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