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 27, Thursday June 1844, Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum, are killed in Carthage Jail, Carthage, Illinois by an armed mob, leading to a Succession crisis. John Taylor, future president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is severely injured but survives.
On 27, Thursday June 1844, Hyrum Smith, American Latter Day Saint leader, died (b. 1800)
On 27, Thursday June 1844, Joseph Smith, American founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, died (b. 1805)
On 27, Sunday June 1869, The fortress of Goryōkaku is turned over to Imperial Japanese forces, bringing an end to the Republic of Ezo, the Battle of Hakodate and the Boshin War.
On 27, Sunday June 1869, Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born (d. 1941)
On 27, Wednesday June 1894, Giorgio Costantino Schinas, Maltese architect and civil engineer, died (b. 1834)
On 27, Friday June 1919, Amala Shankar, Indian danseuse
On 27, Tuesday June 1944, Zezé Motta, Brazilian actress and singer, born
On 27, Tuesday June 1944, Milan Hodža, Slovak politician, champion of regional integration in Europe, died (b. 1878)
On 27, Saturday June 1959, Khadja Nin, Burundian singer and musician, born
On 27, Saturday June 1959, Pétur Pétursson, Icelandic footballer, born
On 27, Saturday June 1959, Jeff Miller, American politician, born
On 27, Saturday June 1959, Elias, Duke of Parma, died (b. 1880)
On 27, Saturday June 1959, Giovanni Pastrone, Italian actor, director and screenwriter, died (b. 1883)
On 27, Wednesday June 1979, Fabrizio Miccoli, Italian professional footballer, born
On 27, Tuesday June 1989, Matthew Lewis, British actor, born
On 27, Tuesday June 1989, Bruna Tenório, Brazilian supermodel, born
On 27, Tuesday June 1989, Sir Alfred Ayer, British philosopher, died (b. 1910)
On 27, Tuesday June 1989, Jack Buetel, American actor, died (b. 1915)
On 27, Tuesday June 1989, Michele Lupo, Italian film director, died (b. 1932)
On 27, Sunday June 1999, Chandler Riggs, American actor, born
On 27, Sunday June 1999, Isaac C. Kidd, Jr., American admiral, died (b. 1919)
On 27, Sunday June 1999, Siegfried Lowitz, German television actor, died (b. 1914)
On 27, Sunday June 1999, Georgios Papadopoulos, military ruler of Greece, 69th Prime Minister of Greece and 4th President of Greece, died (b. 1919)
On 27, Friday June 2014, Rex Whitehead, 65, cricket umpire, died
On 27, Friday June 2014, Leslie Manigat, 43rd President of Haiti, died (b. 1930)
On 27, Friday June 2014, Violet Milstead, Canadian World War II aviator and bush pilot, died (b. 1919)
On 27, Friday June 2014, Rachid Solh, 2-Time Prime Minister of Lebanon, died (b. 1926)
On 27, Friday June 2014, Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter, died (b. 1944)

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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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