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 29, Sunday September 1844, Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, President of Argentina, born (d. 1909)
On 29, Monday September 1919, Margot Hielscher, German singer and film actress, born (d. 2017)
On 29, Monday September 1919, Masataka Kawase, a.k.a. Kogorō Ishikawa, Japanese political activist and diplomat, died (b. 1840)
On 29, Friday September 1944, Otto Herfurth, German general and resistance fighter, died (b. 1893)
On 29, Friday September 1944, Wilhelm Leuschner German politician and resistance fighter, died (b. 1890)
On 29, Friday September 1944, Joachim Meichssner, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1906)
On 29, Friday September 1944, Joachim Sadrozinski, German resistance fighter, died (b. 1907)
On 29, Tuesday September 1959, Benjamin Sehene, Rwandan writer, born
On 29, Monday September 1969, Erika Eleniak, American model and actress, born
On 29, Saturday September 1979, Carlton Football Club wins the 1979 VFL Grand Final over Collingwood.
On 29, Saturday September 1979, Nathan Foley, singer (Hi 5), born
On 29, Saturday September 1979, The dictator Francisco Macias of Equatorial Guinea is shot by soldiers from Western Sahara.
On 29, Saturday September 1979, Gaitana, Ukrainian singer and songwriter of Ukrainian and Congolese descent, born
On 29, Saturday September 1979, Artika Sari Devi, Putri Indonesia 2004, born
On 29, Saturday September 1979, Francisco Macías Nguema, 1st President of Equatorial Guinea (executed), died (b. 1924)
On 29, Saturday September 1979, Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Russian composer, died (b. 1893)
On 29, Friday September 1989, Theo Adams, British performance artist, born
On 29, Thursday September 1994, Halsey, American singer, born
On 29, Tuesday September 2009, Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut, died (b. 1930)

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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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