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 5, Sunday September 1869, The foundation stone is laid for Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria (southern Germany).
On 5, Friday September 1919, Tom Jordan, American Major League Baseball player
On 5, Friday September 1919, Elisabeth Volkenrath, German Nazi concentration camp supervisor, born (d. 1945)
On 5, Tuesday September 1944, Gareth Evans, politician, born.
On 5, Tuesday September 1944, WWII: The Soviet Union declares war on Bulgaria.
On 5, Tuesday September 1944, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
On 5, Tuesday September 1944, Gustave Biéler, Swiss WWII hero, died (b. 1904)
On 5, Friday September 1969, Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six counts of premeditated murder, for the 1968 My Lai Massacre deaths of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai, Vietnam.
On 5, Friday September 1969, Dweezil Zappa, American actor and musician, born
On 5, Friday September 1969, Mario Berlinguer, Italian lawyer and politician, died (b. 1891)
On 5, Wednesday September 1979, John Carew, Norwegian footballer, born
On 5, Wednesday September 1979, Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster, born
On 5, Wednesday September 1979, Alberto di Jorio, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal, died (b. 1884)
On 5, Tuesday September 1989, Kat Graham, Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer, born
On 5, Tuesday September 1989, Les Allen, Australian footballer, died (b. 1911)
On 5, Tuesday September 1989, William Mann, British music critic, died (b. 1924)
On 5, Monday September 1994, New South Wales state MP John Newman is shot outside his home, in Australia’s first political assassination since 1977.
On 5, Monday September 1994, Federal Opposition Leader Alexander Downer releases a policy blueprint for the Liberal Party entitled The Things That Matter. On 8 September, his puns on the title delivered during a speech at the New South Wales party’s annual dinner further erode his public standing.
On 5, Monday September 1994, New South Wales State MP for Cabramatta John Newman is shot outside his home, in Australia’s first political assassination since 1977.
On 5, Monday September 1994, Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician, died (b. 1921)
On 5, Sunday September 1999, Allen Funt, American television personality, died (b. 1914)
On 5, Friday September 2014, Kerrie Biddell, 67, jazz and session singer, died
On 5, Friday September 2014, Simone Battle, American actress and singer, died (b. 1989)
On 5, Friday September 2014, Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian, died (b. 1928)

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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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