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 10, Friday October 1919, Estonia adopts a radical land reform, nationalizing 97% of agrarian lands, mostly still belonging to Baltic Germans.
On 10, Tuesday October 1944, The Holocaust/Porajmos: 800 Romani children are systematically murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
On 10, Tuesday October 1944, WWII: Allied forces inflict significant losses upon Imperial Japanese Navy ships moored in Naha Harbor, destroying much of the city of Naha, Okinawa as well, in the 10-10 Air Raid.
On 10, Saturday October 1959, Kirsty MacColl, British singer and songwriter, born (d. 2000)
On 10, Saturday October 1959, Julia Sweeney, American actress and comedian, born
On 10, Friday October 1969, Loren Bouchard, American voice actor, animator and producer, born
On 10, Friday October 1969, Brett Favre, American football player, born
On 10, Friday October 1969, Molly Kiely, American cartoonist, born
On 10, Friday October 1969, Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress, born
On 10, Wednesday October 1979, Wu Chun, Bruneian actor, model, and singer, born
On 10, Wednesday October 1979, Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born
On 10, Wednesday October 1979, Mýa, American singer and actress, born
On 10, Tuesday October 1989, Aimee Teegarden, American actress, born
On 10, Monday October 1994, Bae Suzy, South Korean singer and actress, born
On 10, Sunday October 1999, South Sydney supporters rally through the streets of Sydney to protest against the rationalisation of the NRL to 14 teams for 2000.
On 10, Saturday October 2009, Stephen Gately, Irish singer, died (b. 1976)
On 10, Friday October 2014, Geoff Miller, 72, public servant., died
On 10, Friday October 2014, Ed Nimmervoll, 67, music journalist and author, died

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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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