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 8, Saturday September 1894, Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician, physicist, died (b. 1821)
On 8, Friday September 1944, Terry Jenner, cricketer, born.
On 8, Friday September 1944, WWII: The first V-2 rocket attack on London takes place.
On 8, Friday September 1944, The French town of Menton is liberated from German forces.
On 8, Friday September 1944, Georg Hansen, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1904)
On 8, Friday September 1944, Ulrich von Hassell, German diplomat and resistance fighter, died (b. 1881)
On 8, Friday September 1944, Paul Lejeune-Jung, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1882)
On 8, Friday September 1944, Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1902)
On 8, Friday September 1944, Günther Smend, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1912)
On 8, Friday September 1944, Josef Wirmer, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1901)
On 8, Tuesday September 1959, Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer, singer, and actor, born
On 8, Tuesday September 1959, Saeko Shimazu, Japanese voice actress, born
On 8, Monday September 1969, Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager, born (d. 2011)
On 8, Monday September 1969, Bud Collyer, American radio and television personality, died (b. 1908)
On 8, Saturday September 1979, Pink, American singer and actress, born
On 8, Saturday September 1979, Princess Hilda of Luxembourg, died (b. 1897)
On 8, Saturday September 1979, Rick Joseph, Dominican baseball player, died (b. 1939)
On 8, Friday September 1989, Partnair Flight 394 flies past an F-16 Fighting Falcon on its way home, then the Convair 580 rolls upside down and falls in the North Sea.
On 8, Friday September 1989, Avicii, Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer, born (d. 2018), born
On 8, Friday September 1989, Sebastián Francini, Argentine actor., born
On 8, Friday September 1989, John Joseph Cassata, American Roman Catholic bishop, died (b. 1908)
On 8, Friday September 1989, Ann George, British actress, died (b. 1903)
On 8, Friday September 1989, Paul Alfred Weiss, Austrian biologist, died (b. 1898)
On 8, Thursday September 1994, USAir Flight 427, a Boeing 737 with 132 people on board, crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport killing all on board.
On 8, Thursday September 1994, Bruno Fernandes, Portuguese footballer, born
On 8, Thursday September 1994, Cameron Dallas, American internet personality and actor, born
On 8, Thursday September 1994, János Szentágothai, Hungarian anatomist, died (b. 1912)
On 8, Wednesday September 1999, The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails.
On 8, Tuesday September 2009, Ray Barrett, 82, actor, died
On 8, Tuesday September 2009, Aage Bohr, Danish Nobel physicist, died (b. 1922)
On 8, Monday September 2014, Magda Olivero, Italian soprano, died (b. 1910)

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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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