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 3, Friday October 1919, James M. Buchanan, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, born (d. 2013)
On 3, Saturday October 1959, Fred Couples, American golfer, born
On 3, Saturday October 1959, Greg Proops, American comedian, born
On 3, Saturday October 1959, Jack Wagner, American actor, born
On 3, Friday October 1969, Gwen Stefani, American singer, actress, and television host, born
On 3, Friday October 1969, Tetsuya, Japanese musician, born
On 3, Wednesday October 1979, Matt Davis, American stand-up comedian, born
On 3, Wednesday October 1979, John Hennigan, American professional wrestler, born
On 3, Wednesday October 1979, Danny O’Donoghue, Irish singer-songwriter (The Script), born
On 3, Wednesday October 1979, Josh Klinghoffer, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers), born
On 3, Tuesday October 1989, A coup attempt is foiled by Manuel Noriega, military leader of Panama.
On 3, Tuesday October 1989, The government of East Germany closes the country’s border with Czechoslovakia to prevent further emigration to the West.
On 3, Monday October 1994, Seth Jones, American ice hockey player, born
On 3, Monday October 1994, Tim Asch, American anthropologist, died (b. 1932)
On 3, Monday October 1994, Dub Taylor, American actor, died (b. 1907)
On 3, Sunday October 1999, In the third year of the split in the organisation of the Bathurst 1000 the traditional race was held for the last time and won by Paul Morris as the Bathurst 500 was declared after just 310 of the scheduled 500 kilometres due to unrelenting rain. It was a justification for Morris and the BMW team after being disqualified from victory two years ago.
On 3, Sunday October 1999, Aramis Knight, American actor, born
On 3, Sunday October 1999, Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, died (b. 1921)
On 3, Friday October 2014, Stefan Löfvén replaces Fredrik Reinfeldt as Prime Minister of Sweden

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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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