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 18, Friday April 1919, Esther Afua Ocloo, Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending, born (d. 2002)
On 18, Tuesday April 1944, Charlie Tuna, American disc jockey and game show announcer, born (d. 2016)
On 18, Saturday April 1959, Irving Cummings, American actor, died (b. 1888)
On 18, Wednesday April 1979, Zain Wright, field hockey midfielder, born
On 18, Wednesday April 1979, Michael Bradley, American basketball player, born
On 18, Wednesday April 1979, Anthony Davidson, English racing driver, born
On 18, Wednesday April 1979, Yusuke Kamiji, Japanese actor, born
On 18, Wednesday April 1979, Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star, born
On 18, Wednesday April 1979, Jullan Kindahl, Swedish actress, died (b. 1885)
On 18, Tuesday April 1989, Jessica Jung, American-born Korean singer, member of Korean group (SNSD), born
On 18, Tuesday April 1989, Alia Shawkat, American actress, born
On 18, Monday April 1994, Moisés Arias, American actor, born
On 18, Monday April 1994, Ken Oosterbroek, South African photojournalist, died (b. 1962)
On 18, Sunday April 1999, Michael Andrew, American swimmer, born
On 18, Friday April 2014, Dylan Tombides, 20, soccer player, born (died in England), died
On 18, Friday April 2014, Ramon Malla Call, 63rd Co-Prince of Andorra, 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.