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 1, Saturday September 1894, Great Hinckley Fire: A forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota, kills more than 450 people.
On 1, Saturday September 1894, Nathaniel P. Banks, American politician, general, died (b. 1816)
On 1, Monday September 1919, Gladys Davis, Canadian professional baseball player
On 1, Friday September 1944, WWII: In Bulgaria, the Bagryanov government resigns.
On 1, Friday September 1944, Leonard Slatkin, American conductor, born
On 1, Friday September 1944, Krystyna Dąbrowska, Polish sculptor and painter, died (b. 1906)
On 1, Tuesday September 1959, Kenny Mayne, American sportscaster, born
On 1, Tuesday September 1959, Jack Norworth, American singer and songwriter, died (b. 1879)
On 1, Monday September 1969, 1969 Libyan coup d’état: A bloodless coup in Libya ousts King Idris, and brings Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power.
On 1, Saturday September 1979, The U.S. Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn, when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
On 1, Saturday September 1979, Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps is formed.
On 1, Saturday September 1979, Neg Dupree, British comedian, born
On 1, Saturday September 1979, Doris Kenyon, American actress, died (b. 1897)
On 1, Saturday September 1979, Stanley R. Mullard, English industrialist, died (b. 1883)
On 1, Friday September 1989, Network Ten is sold to Steve Cosser, head of Broadcom Australia, for $22 million.
On 1, Friday September 1989, Bill Kaulitz, German singer (Tokio Hotel), born
On 1, Friday September 1989, Jefferson Montero, Ecuadorian footballer, born
On 1, Friday September 1989, Daniel Sturridge, English footballer, born
On 1, Friday September 1989, A. Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale University and MLB Commissioner, died (b. 1938)
On 1, Wednesday September 1999, Jailed Care Australia workers, Steve Pratt and Peter Wallace, are freed from jail in Belgrade after being granted clemency by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
On 1, Monday September 2014, Gottfried John, German actor, died (b. 1942)