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 22, Saturday September 1894, Louis Bennett Jr., American World War I flying ace, born (d. 1918)
On 22, Monday September 1919, Alajos Gáspár, Slovene writer in Hungary, died (b. 1848)
On 22, Friday September 1944, WWII: The Red Army captures Tallinn, Estonia. Prime Minister in Duties of the President of Estonia Jüri Uluots and 80,000 Estonian civilians manage to escape to Sweden and Germany. The evacuees include almost the entire population of the Estonian Swedes. Soviet bombing raids on the evacuating ships sink several ships with thousands on board.
On 22, Friday September 1944, Frazer Hines, British actor, born
On 22, Friday September 1944, Fritz Lindemann, German army officer, died (b. 1894)
On 22, Tuesday September 1959, Josef Matthias Hauer, Austrian composer and music theorist, died (b. 1883)
On 22, Tuesday September 1959, Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside, British Field Marshal, died (b. 1880)
On 22, Monday September 1969, San Francisco Giant Willie Mays becomes the first player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 career home runs.
On 22, Monday September 1969, (22–25) An Islamic conference in Rabat, Morocco, following the al-Aqsa Mosque fire (August 21), condemns the Israeli claim of ownership of Jerusalem.
On 22, Monday September 1969, Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico, died (b. 1909)
On 22, Saturday September 1979, The standing conference of Canonical Orthodox churches in Australia is established.
On 22, Saturday September 1979, The 1979 NSWRFL season culminates in St. George’s victory over Canterbury-Bankstown
On 22, Saturday September 1979, The South Atlantic Flash is observed near the Prince Edward Islands, thought to be a nuclear weapons test conducted by South Africa and Israel.
On 22, Saturday September 1979, Jericho Rosales, Filipino actor, born
On 22, Saturday September 1979, Abul A’la Maududi, Pakistani journalist and philosopher, died (b. 1903)
On 22, Saturday September 1979, Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born British physicist, died (b. 1904)
On 22, Friday September 1989, Queensland Emergency and Administrative Services Minister Russell Cooper becomes Queensland Premier after beating Mike Ahern in his second leadership attempt. Bill Gunn remains Deputy Premier.
On 22, Friday September 1989, Renee Rollason, soccer player, born
On 22, Friday September 1989, 1989 Deal barracks bombing: An IRA bomb explodes at the Royal Marine School of Music in Deal, Kent, United Kingdom, leaving 11 people dead and 22 injured.
On 22, Friday September 1989, Doe v. University of Michigan: A Michigan court rules against the hate speech law at the University of Michigan, claiming it unconstitutional.
On 22, Friday September 1989, Hyoyeon Kim, Korean singer, member of Korean group (SNSD), born
On 22, Friday September 1989, Sabine Lisicki, German tennis player, born
On 22, Friday September 1989, Irving Berlin, American composer, died (b. 1888)
On 22, Thursday September 1994, Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, born
On 22, Thursday September 1994, Bud Sagendorf, American cartoonist, died (b. 1915)
On 22, Wednesday September 1999, Kim Yoo Jung, South Korean actress, born
On 22, Wednesday September 1999, Erin Pitt, Canadian actress, born
On 22, Wednesday September 1999, George C. Scott, American actor, died (b. 1927)
On 22, Tuesday September 2009, Bruce McPhee, 82, racing driver and Bathurst winner, died
On 22, Monday September 2014, The United States and several Arab partners begin their airstrike campaign in Syria.