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 3, Sunday November 1844, Giuseppe Verdi’s I due Foscari debuts at Teatro Argentina, Rome.
On 3, Saturday November 1894, Sofoklis Venizelos, 3-time Prime Minister of Greece, born (d. 1964)
On 3, Monday November 1919, Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author, born (d. 1995)
On 3, Monday November 1919, Bert Freed, American character actor and voice-over actor, born (d. 1994)
On 3, Monday November 1919, Terauchi Masatake, 9th Prime Minister of Japan, died (b. 1852)
On 3, Friday November 1944, WWII: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest, are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
On 3, Tuesday November 1959, Timothy Patrick Murphy, American actor, born (d. 1988)
On 3, Monday November 1969, Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the “silent majority” to join him in solidarity with the Vietnam War effort, and to support his policies. Vice President Spiro Agnew denounces the President’s critics as ‘an effete corps of impudent snobs’ and ‘nattering nabobs of negativism’.
On 3, Monday November 1969, Süleyman Demirel of AP forms the new government of Turkey (31st government).
On 3, Monday November 1969, Robert Miles, Italian record producer and DJ, born (d. 2017)
On 3, Saturday November 1979, In Greensboro, North Carolina, five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot to death and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis, during a “Death to the Klan” rally.
On 3, Saturday November 1979, Pablo Aimar, Argentine footballer, born
On 3, Saturday November 1979, Tim McIlrath, American rock singer, songwriter (Rise Against), born
On 3, Saturday November 1979, Hugh P. Harris, United States Army general, died (b. 1909)
On 3, Friday November 1989, East German refugees arrive at the West German town of Hof after being allowed through Czechoslovakia.
On 3, Friday November 1989, Paula DeAnda, Mexican-born American singer, born
On 3, Friday November 1989, Kim Taek-yong, South Korean professional gamer (StarCraft, Starcraft II), born
On 3, Friday November 1989, Elliott Tittensor, British actor, born
On 3, Friday November 1989, Luke Tittensor, British actor, born
On 3, Friday November 1989, Joyce Jonathan, French singer, born
On 3, Friday November 1989, Timoci Bavadra, Fijian physician and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Fiji, died (b. 1934)
On 3, Thursday November 1994, Ella Mai, British singer, born
On 3, Wednesday November 1999, The Reserve Bank announces an interest rate increase of 0.25%, the first since 1994.
On 3, Wednesday November 1999, Ian Bannen, Scottish actor, died (b. 1928)
On 3, Tuesday November 2009, Shocking wins the 2009 Melbourne Cup.
On 3, Tuesday November 2009, The Czech Republic becomes the final member-state of the European Union to sign the Treaty of Lisbon, thereby permitting that document’s initiation into European law.
On 3, Tuesday November 2009, The Prime Minister of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy, is designated the first permanent President of the European Council, a position he takes up on December 1, 2009.
On 3, Tuesday November 2009, Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist, died (b. 1906)
On 3, Monday November 2014, Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic, died (b. 1922)
On 3, Monday November 2014, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor, died (b. 1950)