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 25, Friday April 1919, The Bauhaus architectural and design movement is founded in Weimar, Germany.
On 25, Friday April 1919, ANZAC Day is observed for the first time in Australia.
On 25, Friday April 1919, Pancho Villa takes Parral, Chihuahua, in Mexico, and executes the mayor and his two sons by hanging.
On 25, Tuesday April 1944, The Holocaust: SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann opens “blood for goods” negotiations with Joel Brand to offer the release of thousands of Jews from eastern Europe to the Hungarian Aid and Rescue Committee in exchange for supplies for the German Eastern Front.
On 25, Tuesday April 1944, The United Negro College Fund is incorporated in the U.S.
On 25, Tuesday April 1944, Len Goodman, British ballroom dancer and television personality, born
On 25, Tuesday April 1944, George Herriman, American cartoonist, died (b. 1880)
On 25, Saturday April 1959, Jennifer Margaret Le Cussan, Botanist, born
On 25, Saturday April 1959, The Saint Lawrence Seaway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean officially opens to shipping.
On 25, Saturday April 1959, Tony Phillips, American baseball player, born (d. 2016)
On 25, Saturday April 1959, Count Michael Mikhailovich of Torby, died (b. 1898)
On 25, Friday April 1969, Vanessa Beecroft, Italian artist, born
On 25, Friday April 1969, Gina Torres, American actress, born
On 25, Friday April 1969, Renée Zellweger, American Academy Award-winning actress and producer, born
On 25, Wednesday April 1979, Andreas Küttel, Swiss ski jumper, born
On 25, Wednesday April 1979, Andrea Osvárt, Hungarian actress, born
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, Noboru Takeshita resigns as Prime Minister of Japan in the wake of a stock-trading scandal.
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, The term of Baginda Almutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail as the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, Motorola introduces the Motorola MicroTAC Personal Cellular Telephone, then the world’s smallest mobile phone.
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, Raquel Donatelli, American reality television star, born
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, Emanuela de Paula, Brazilian model, born
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, Michael van Gerwen, Dutch darts player, born
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, Aysel Teymurzadeh, Azerbaijani pop singer, born
On 25, Tuesday April 1989, George Coulouris, British actor, died (b. 1903)
On 25, Monday April 1994, Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzudin Shah Ghafarullahu-lahu ends his term as the 9th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
On 25, Monday April 1994, Nelson Mandela casts his vote in the South African general election, 1994
On 25, Monday April 1994, Omar McLeod, Jamaican hurdler, born
On 25, Sunday April 1999, The term of Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman as the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
On 25, Sunday April 1999, Herman Miller, American screenwriter and producer, died (b. 1919)
On 25, Sunday April 1999, Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and 6th President of the International Olympic Committee, died (b. 1914)
On 25, Sunday April 1999, Roger Troutman, American funk musician, died (b. 1951)
On 25, Saturday April 2009, Bea Arthur, American actress and singer, died (b. 1922)
On 25, Friday April 2014, Tito Vilanova, Spanish footballer and coach, died (b. 1968)

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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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