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 3 January 1869, Abdur Rahman Khan is defeated at Tinah Khan, and exiled from Afghanistan.

On 3 January 1894, Benito Canónico, Venezuelan composer, born (d. 1971)

On Friday, 3 January 1919, The Faisal–Weizmann Agreement is signed by Emir Faisal (representing the Arab Kingdom of Hejaz) and Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, for Arab–Jewish cooperation in the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.

On Friday, 3 January 1919, Dorothy Morrison, American actress

On Monday, 3 January 1944, Tom Brennan, died (born 1866), Victorian politician

On Monday, 3 January 1944, Chris von Saltza, American swimmer, born

On Saturday, 3 January 1959, American statehood for Alaska

On Saturday, 3 January 1959, The island of Addu in the Maldives declares independence.

On Saturday, 3 January 1959, Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.

On Saturday, 3 January 1959, Edwin Muir, Scottish poet, novelist and translator, died (b. 1887)

On Friday, 3 January 1969, Michael Schumacher, German seven-time Formula 1 world champion, born

On Friday, 3 January 1969, Commodore Cochran, American Olympic athlete, died (b. 1902)

On Friday, 3 January 1969, Howard McNear, American actor, died (b. 1905)

On Wednesday, 3 January 1979, Brooke Morrison, field hockey striker, born

On Wednesday, 3 January 1979, Francesco Bellissimo, Italian Chef, born

On Wednesday, 3 January 1979, Koit Toome, Estonian singer and musical actor, born

On Wednesday, 3 January 1979, Rie Tanaka, Japanese voice actress, born

On Wednesday, 3 January 1979, Conrad Hilton, American hotelier, died (b. 1887)

On Tuesday, 3 January 1989, Alex D. Linz, American actor, born

On Tuesday, 3 January 1989, Anya Kop, American fashion model, born

On Tuesday, 3 January 1989, Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast, born

On Tuesday, 3 January 1989, Robert Banks, American chemist, died (b. 1921)

On Monday, 3 January 1994, Frank Belknap Long, American writer, died (b. 1901)

On Sunday, 3 January 1999, The Mars Polar Lander is launched by NASA.

On Saturday, 3 January 2009, John Grindrod, 89, Anglican Primate of Australia (1982–1989) and Archbishop of Brisbane (1980–1989), died

On Saturday, 3 January 2009, Pat Hingle, American actor, died (b. 1924)

 

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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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