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 11, Sunday April 1869, John Patrick McGlinn, soldier, born (died 1946)
On 11, Sunday April 1869, Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, born (d. 1943)
On 11, Wednesday April 1894, Britain establishes a protectorate over Uganda.
On 11, Tuesday April 1944, John Milius, American film director, producer and screenwriter, born
On 11, Saturday April 1959, Ana María Polo, Cuban-born judge and television personality, born
On 11, Friday April 1969, Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer, born
On 11, Friday April 1969, Caren Miosga, German journalist and television presenter, born
On 11, Friday April 1969, Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, A truck drivers’ blockade, which had disrupted the eastern states for 10 days, ends. The truck drivers had been protesting against state road taxes and low cartage rates.
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Tanzanian troops take Kampala, the capital of Uganda; Idi Amin flees.
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Sebastien Grainger, Canadian singer and musician, born
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player, born
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Josh Server, American actor, born
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Howard Cruse, American Roman Catholic bishop, died (b. 1908)
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Hassan Pakravan, Iranian diplomat, died (b. 1911)
On 11, Wednesday April 1979, Juma Butabika, Ugandan military officer
On 11, Tuesday April 1989, Eka Darville, actor, born
On 11, Tuesday April 1989, Eka Darville, Australian actor, born
On 11, Monday April 1994, Dakota Blue Richards, English actress, born
On 11, Monday April 1994, Hal Lawrence, Canadian naval officer, died (b. 1920)
On 11, Saturday April 2009, Rob Dickson, 45, film-maker and Australian rules footballer, (died in South Africa), died
On 11, Friday April 2014, Cyclone Ita makes landfall near Cape Flattery north of Cooktown, Queensland.

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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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