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 15, Saturday September 1894, Jean Renoir, French film director, born (d. 1979)
On 15, Friday September 1944, WWII: The Battle of Peleliu begins in the Pacific.
On 15, Friday September 1944, Graham Taylor, English footballer and football manager, born (d. 2017)
On 15, Tuesday September 1959, (to 28 September) USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his wife tour the United States, at the invitation of U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower.
On 15, Tuesday September 1959, Mike Reiss, American television comedy writer, born
On 15, Tuesday September 1959, Chumbhotbongs Paribatra, Prince of Thailand, died (b. 1904)
On 15, Monday September 1969, Åke Grönberg, Swedish actor, died (b. 1914)
On 15, Saturday September 1979, Dave Annable, American actor, born
On 15, Saturday September 1979, Amy Davidson, American actress, born
On 15, Saturday September 1979, Edna Ngeringway Kiplagat, Kenyan long-distance runner, born
On 15, Saturday September 1979, Tommy Leonetti, American singer-songwriter and actor, died (b. 1929)
On 15, Friday September 1989, Steliana Nistor, Romanian artistic gymnast, born
On 15, Friday September 1989, Robert Penn Warren, American writer, died (b. 1905)
On 15, Thursday September 1994, Andrew Peacock resigns from the blue-ribbon seat of Kooyong.
On 15, Thursday September 1994, Mark Stevens, American actor, died (b. 1916)
On 15, Wednesday September 1999, Jaren Jackson Jr., American basketball player, born
On 15, Monday September 2014, Jeremy Ball, 45, politician and actor, died
On 15, Monday September 2014, Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli general, died (b. 1927)
On 15, Monday September 2014, Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, died (b. 1922)

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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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