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 28, Friday November 1919, Keith Miller, Australian sportsman, born (d. 2004)
On 28, Saturday November 1959, Judd Nelson, American actor, born
On 28, Friday November 1969, Lexington Steele, American actor and film director, born
On 28, Friday November 1969, Roy Barcroft, American actor, died (b. 1902)
On 28, Wednesday November 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901: an Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus in Antarctica on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board.
On 28, Wednesday November 1979, Dane Bowers, English singer-songwriter (Another Level), born
On 28, Wednesday November 1979, Jamie Korab, Canadian curler, born
On 28, Wednesday November 1979, Hakeem Seriki, African-American rapper (Chamillionaire), born
On 28, Wednesday November 1979, Daniel Henney, American actor and model, born
On 28, Wednesday November 1979, Peter Mulgrew, New Zealand mountaineer, yachtsman, and businessman, died (b. 1927)
On 28, Tuesday November 1989, Cold War-Velvet Revolution: The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces they will give up their monopoly on political power (elections held in December bring the first non-Communist government to Czechoslovakia in more than forty years).
On 28, Tuesday November 1989, Ayesha Gwilt, British actress, born
On 28, Tuesday November 1989, Claire Brookin, British darts player, born
On 28, Tuesday November 1989, Martin Hare, British handball player, born
On 28, Tuesday November 1989, Ernesto Civardi, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal, died (b. 1906)
On 28, Monday November 1994, Voters in Norway decide not to join the European Union in a referendum.
On 28, Monday November 1994, Bonnie Anderson, Australian singer, born
On 28, Monday November 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer, died (b. 1960)
On 28, Monday November 1994, Vicente Enrique y Tarancón, Spanish cardinal, died (b. 1907)
On 28, Friday November 2014, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Mexican actor and comedian, 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.

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