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 24, Sunday January 1869, Yoshinori Shirakawa, Japanese general, born (d. 1932)
On 24, Friday January 1919, Leon Kirchner, American composer, born (d. 2009)
On 24, Friday January 1919, Ismail Qemali, Albanian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Albania and 1st President of Albania, died (b. 1844)
On 24, Monday January 1944, Klaus Nomi, German singer, born (d. 1983)
On 24, Saturday January 1959, Vic Reeves, English comedian, born
On 24, Wednesday January 1979, Tatyana Ali, African-American actress, born
On 24, Tuesday January 1989, Florida executes Ted Bundy by electric chair for the murders of young women.
On 24, Tuesday January 1989, Calvin Goldspink, British actor, born
On 24, Tuesday January 1989, Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter, born
On 24, Tuesday January 1989, Ted Bundy, American serial killer (executed), died (b. 1946)
On 24, Monday January 1994, Juanpi, Venezuelan footballer, born
On 24, Sunday January 1999, Shan Huanhuan, Chinese footballer, born
On 24, Friday January 2014, Boyd Oxlade, 70, author and screenwriter (Death in Brunswick), died

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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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