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 14, Thursday November 1844, Flora Tristan, French feminist, died (b. 1803)
On 14, Wednesday November 1894, Rino Corso Fougier, Italian air force general, born (d. 1963)
On 14, Friday November 1919, Lisa Otto, German soprano, born (d. 2013)
On 14, Tuesday November 1944, WWII: 2,246 drown when USS Queenfish torpedoes Akitsu Maru.
On 14, Tuesday November 1944, Walter Cramer, German resistance member, died (b. 1886)
On 14, Tuesday November 1944, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, British aviator and Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal, died (b. 1892)
On 14, Tuesday November 1944, Bernhard Letterhaus, German trade unionist and resistance member, died (b. 1894)
On 14, Tuesday November 1944, Ferdinand von Lüninck, German politician and resistance member, died (b. 1888)
On 14, Saturday November 1959, Deta Hedman, Jamaican-born English darts player, born
On 14, Saturday November 1959, Paul McGann, British actor, born
On 14, Friday November 1969, Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12 (Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean), the second manned mission to the Moon.
On 14, Friday November 1969, The SS United States, the last active United States Lines passenger ship, is withdrawn from service.
On 14, Wednesday November 1979, Iran hostage crisis: U.S. President Jimmy Carter issues Executive Order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks in response to the hostage crisis.
On 14, Wednesday November 1979, Mavie Hörbiger, German actress, born
On 14, Wednesday November 1979, Olga Kurylenko, Ukrainian model and actress, born
On 14, Wednesday November 1979, Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999, born
On 14, Wednesday November 1979, Amelia Best, Australian politician from Tasmania, died (b. 1900)
On 14, Wednesday November 1979, Grahame Budge, Canadian-born rugby player representing Scotland, died (b. 1920)
On 14, Tuesday November 1989, Elections are held in Namibia, leading to a victory for the South West Africa People’s Organisation.
On 14, Tuesday November 1989, Emis Killa, Italian rapper, born
On 14, Tuesday November 1989, Jake Livermore, English footballer, born
On 14, Monday November 1994, Tom Villard, American actor, died (b. 1953)
On 14, Sunday November 1999, In response to the growing number of illegal immigrants, most of whom arrived by boat, the government allows police to board vessels in international waters. On 23 November, refugees were barred from seeking asylum if they had lived somewhere else for more than seven days or had the right to live somewhere else.
On 14, Sunday November 1999, Steven Richards successfully defended his FAI Bathurst 1000 crown with co-driver Greg Murphy for Gibson Motor Sport. It was the third and final win for the GMS team.
On 14, Sunday November 1999, Ellis Hollins, British actor, born
On 14, Friday November 2014, Eugene Dynkin, Russian-American mathematician and academic, died (b. 1924)
On 14, Friday November 2014, Glen A. Larson, American television producer and writer, died (b. 1937)

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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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