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 10, Sunday January 1869, Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic, born (d. 1916)
On 10, Friday January 1919, (10–12)The Freikorps attacks Spartacist supporters around Berlin.
On 10, Monday January 1944, Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer-songwriter and actor, born (d. 2016)
On 10, Monday January 1944, William Emerson Ritter, American biologist, died (b. 1856)
On 10, Monday January 1944, Andrey Toshev, Bulgarian scientist and diplomat, 26th Andrey Toshev]], died (b. 1867)
On 10, Saturday January 1959, The Soviet government recognizes the new Castro government.
On 10, Saturday January 1959, Larry McReynolds, American Fox Sports commentator, born
On 10, Friday January 1969, The Soviet Union launches Venera 6 toward Venus.
On 10, Wednesday January 1979, Chris Smith, African-American rapper (Kris Kross), born
On 10, Wednesday January 1979, James Lloyd, British actor, born
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Assistant Australian Federal Police commissioner Colin Winchester is shot dead in the driveway of his Canberra home by a sniper, later identified as David Harold Eastman.
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, The Tasmanian Parliament is recalled to debate guidelines for the Wesley Vale pulp mill.
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, In accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 626 and the New York Accords, Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola.
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Conor Dwyer, American Olympic swmmer, born
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Emily Meade, American actress, born
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Heo Sol-ji, South Korean singer (EXID), born
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Hai Deng, abbot of Shaolin Temple, died (b. 1902)
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter, died (b. 1905)
On 10, Tuesday January 1989, Donald Voorhees, American composer and musician, died (b. 1903)
On 10, Monday January 1994, Justin Basson, South African rugby union player, born
On 10, Monday January 1994, Landon Collins, American football player, born
On 10, Monday January 1994, Faith Kipyegon, Kenyan middle-distance runner, born
On 10, Sunday January 1999, Gavin Relly, South African businessman., died (b. 1926)
On 10, Saturday January 2009, Peter Overton takes over as the anchorman of Sydney’s 6pm Nine News on weeknights after Mark Ferguson is suspended indefinitely after poor ratings, losing to Seven News.
On 10, Friday January 2014, Zbigniew Messner, 9th Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Poland, died (b. 1929)

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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.