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 27, Sunday October 1844, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish writer, pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, born (d. 1916)
On 27, Wednesday October 1869, Viola Allen, American actress, born (d. 1948)
On 27, Saturday October 1894, Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi politician, war criminal, born (d. 1946)
On 27, Friday October 1944, Nikolai Karachentsov, Russian actor, born (d. 2018)
On 27, Tuesday October 1959, Rick Carlisle, American basketball coach, born
On 27, Tuesday October 1959, Juan José Domenchina, Spanish poet, died (b. 1898)
On 27, Saturday October 1979, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gains independence from the UK.
On 27, Thursday October 1994, Kurt Zouma, French footballer, born
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Harry Kadwell, 97, rugby league footballer, died
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and six other members.
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Amy Tinkler, British artistic gymnast, born
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Frank De Vol, American arranger, composer, and actor, died (b. 1911)
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Karen Demirchyan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, died (b. 1932)
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Robert Mills, American physicist, died (b. 1927)
On 27, Wednesday October 1999, Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian military commander and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Armenia (assassinated), died (b. 1959)
On 27, Tuesday October 2009, Alex Harris, 34, paralympic swimmer, died
On 27, Monday October 2014, William Orchard, 84, Australian water polo player and psychiatrist., 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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