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 11, Thursday July 1844, King Peter I of Serbia, born (d. 1921)
On 11, Thursday July 1844, Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet, philosopher, died (b. 1800)
On 11, Sunday July 1869, Peter McAlister, cricketer, born (died 1938)
On 11, Sunday July 1869, Pío Valenzuela, Filipino doctor, patriot, born (d. 1956)
On 11, Friday July 1919, The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
On 11, Friday July 1919, Donald Zilversmit, Dutch-born U.S. nutritional biochemist, researcher and educator, born (d. 2010)
On 11, Tuesday July 1944, Keith Doncon, Australian rules footballer, born
On 11, Tuesday July 1944, Neil Vant, Anglican clergyman, prospector, businessman and former political figure, born
On 11, Tuesday July 1944, Valdeir Vieira, Brazilian football manager, born
On 11, Saturday July 1959, Richie Sambora, American musician, born
On 11, Saturday July 1959, Suzanne Vega, American singer, born
On 11, Saturday July 1959, Charlie Parker, English cricketer, died (b. 1882)
On 11, Friday July 1969, David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter, born
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, The American space station Skylab crashes in Esperance, Western Australia.
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, NASA’s first orbiting space station Skylab begins its return to Earth, after being in orbit for 6 years and 2 months.
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, Im Soo-jung, South Korean actress, born
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, Marina Gatell, Spanish actress, born
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, Giorgio Ambrosoli, Italian lawyer, died (b. 1933)
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, Else Højgaard, Danish ballerina, died (b. 1906)
On 11, Wednesday July 1979, Claude Wagner, French-Canadian judge and Progressive Conservative senator appointed in 1978, died (b. 1925)
On 11, Tuesday July 1989, David Henrie, American actor, born
On 11, Tuesday July 1989, Shareeka Epps, American actress, born
On 11, Tuesday July 1989, Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor and director, died (b. 1907)
On 11, Monday July 1994, During a tour of the Northern Territory, Alexander Downer displays lack of knowledge on the Territory’s Land Rights Act and its implications for Coalition policies on native title.
On 11, Monday July 1994, Gary Kildall, American computer inventor, died (b. 1942)
On 11, Sunday July 1999, Shaun Creighton wins the men’s national marathon title, clocking 2:16:03 in Brisbane, while Carolyn Schuwalow claims her second women’s title in 2:41:39.
On 11, Sunday July 1999, India recaptures Kargil, forcing the Pakistan Army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 2-month conflict.
On 11, Sunday July 1999, Helen Forrest, American jazz singer, died (b. 1917)
On 11, Saturday July 2009, Fremantle kick only 1.7 (13) against Adelaide at Football Park. This constitutes: the first score of fewer than three goals since 1991 the lowest AFL/VFL score since Richmond kicked 0.8 (8) against St Kilda in 1961
On 11, Saturday July 2009, Robert ‘Dolly’ Dunn, 68(?), convicted sex offender, died
On 11, Friday July 2014, Eilene Hannan, 67, opera singer, died
On 11, Friday July 2014, Charlie Haden, American jazz bassist, died (b. 1937)
On 11, Friday July 2014, Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer, died (b. 1949)
On 11, Friday July 2014, John Seigenthaler, American journalist, died (b. 1927)