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, Sunday November 1844, Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, born (d. 1932)
On 10, Wednesday November 1869, Wayne Wheeler, American temperance movement leader, born (d. 1927)
On 10, Saturday November 1894, Jandamarra, an Indigenous Australian of the Bunuba people, leads one of the few armed insurrections against Europeans.
On 10, Monday November 1919, Abrams v. United States: The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the conviction Abrams, for inciting resistance to the war effort against Soviet Russia.
On 10, Monday November 1919, (10–12) The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis.
On 10, Monday November 1919, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian firearms inventor, born (d. 2013)
On 10, Monday November 1919, Moïse Tshombe, 2-Time Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, born (d. 1969)
On 10, Friday November 1944, WWII: Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood disintegrates from accidental detonation of 3,800 tons of cargo in the Seeadler Harbor fleet anchorage at Manus Island. 22 small boats are destroyed, 36 nearby ships damaged, 432 men are killed and 371 more are injured.
On 10, Friday November 1944, Askar Akayevich Akayev, 1st President of Kyrgyzstan, born
On 10, Friday November 1944, Silvestre Reyes, American politician, born
On 10, Friday November 1944, Tim Rice, lyricist, writer and broadcaster, born
On 10, Friday November 1944, Wang Jingwei, Chinese statesman, President of the Nanjing-based and Japanese-supported collaborationist Government of the Republic of China, died (b. 1883)
On 10, Friday November 1944, Friedrich Werner von der Schulenburg, German diplomat and resistance member, died (b. 1875)
On 10, Tuesday November 1959, Gertrude Bodenweiser, choreographer, died
On 10, Tuesday November 1959, Linda Cohn, American sports reporter, born
On 10, Tuesday November 1959, Mackenzie Phillips, American actress, born
On 10, Tuesday November 1959, Mike McCarthy, American football coach, born
On 10, Tuesday November 1959, Lupino Lane, British actor, died (b. 1892)
On 10, Monday November 1969, Sesame Street aired its first episode on the NET network.
On 10, Monday November 1969, Faustino Asprilla, Colombian football player, born
On 10, Monday November 1969, Jens Lehmann, German football player, born
On 10, Monday November 1969, Ellen Pompeo, American actress, born
On 10, Saturday November 1979, 1979 Mississauga train derailment: A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.
On 10, Saturday November 1979, Nina Mercedez, American porn actress, born
On 10, Saturday November 1979, Mahmud Al-Nashaf, Israeli-Arab politician, died (b. 1906)
On 10, Friday November 1989, Gaby Kennard becomes the first Australian woman to fly non-stop around the world.
On 10, Friday November 1989, Andrew James Morley, actor, born
On 10, Friday November 1989, After 45 years of Communist rule in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Communist Party leader Todor Zhivkov is replaced by Foreign Minister Petar Mladenov, who changes the party’s name to the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
On 10, Friday November 1989, Gaby Kennard becomes the first Australian woman to fly solo around the world.
On 10, Friday November 1989, CKO (a Canadian national all-news radio network) suddenly terminates all broadcasting during the newscast at noon (Eastern time), due to financial losses (the station began broadcasting on July 1, 1977).
On 10, Friday November 1989, Taron Egerton, British actor, born
On 10, Friday November 1989, Adeele Sepp, Estonian actress, born
On 10, Thursday November 1994, Óliver Torres, Spanish footballer, born
On 10, Thursday November 1994, Zoey Deutch, American actress, born
On 10, Thursday November 1994, Carmen McRae, American jazz singer, died (b. 1920)
On 10, Wednesday November 1999, Armand Duplantis, Swedish pole vaulter, born
On 10, Wednesday November 1999, Kiernan Shipka, American actress, born
On 10, Tuesday November 2009, Robert Enke, German footballer, died (b. 1977)
On 10, Monday November 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives in Beijing for the APEC Summit.
On 10, Monday November 2014, Steve Dodd, 86, actor, died
On 10, Monday November 2014, Wayne Goss, 63, Premier of Queensland (1989–1996), died
On 10, Monday November 2014, Ken Takakura, Japanese actor, died (b. 1931)

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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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