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 24, Thursday October 1844, Karl Lueger, Vienna, Austria’s mayor, born (d. 1910)
On 24, Sunday October 1869, Charlie McLeod, cricketer, born (died 1918)
On 24, Tuesday October 1944, Shōji Nishimura, Japanese vice admiral, died (b. 1889)
On 24, Tuesday October 1944, Karl Freiherr von Thüngen, German general and resistance member (executed), died (b. 1893)
On 24, Saturday October 1959, Rowland S. Howard, musician, born (died 2009)
On 24, Friday October 1969, Peter Dolving, Swedish musician, born
On 24, Friday October 1969, Adela Noriega, Mexican actress, born
On 24, Wednesday October 1979, Julio Porter, Argentine screenwriter, died (b. 1916)
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Eliza Taylor, actress, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Armin Bačinović, Slovenian football midfielder, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, T’erea Brown, American track and field athlete, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Jack Colback, English footballer, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, B. J. Daniels, American football quarterback, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Cristian Gamboa, Costa Rican footballer, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Shenae Grimes, Canadian actress, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Eric Hosmer, American professional baseball player, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Felix Kjellberg, Swedish YouTube celebrity, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Igor Pisanjuk, Norwegian footballer, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Eliza Taylor, Australian actress, born
On 24, Tuesday October 1989, Gopal Gurunath Bewoor, Indian military officer, died (b. 1916)
On 24, Monday October 1994, Krystal Jung, South Korean singer, born
On 24, Monday October 1994, Jalen Ramsey, American football player, born
On 24, Monday October 1994, Bruma, Portuguese footballer, born
On 24, Monday October 1994, Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankan politician, died (b. 1942)
On 24, Monday October 1994, Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer, died (b. 1940)
On 24, Sunday October 1999, John Chafee, American politician, died (b. 1922)
On 24, Saturday October 2009, So You Think ridden by Glen Boss wins the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
On 24, Friday October 2014, Mike Dorsey, 84, actor (Number 96)., died
On 24, Friday October 2014, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South African middle-distance runner, died (b. 1980)
On 24, Friday October 2014, Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer, died (b. 1948)

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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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