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 19, Sunday September 1869, Ben Turpin, American actor and comedian, born (d. 1940)
On 19, Tuesday September 1944, Colin Dibley, tennis player, born.
On 19, Tuesday September 1944, WWII: An armistice between Finland and the Soviet Union is signed, ending the Continuation War.
On 19, Tuesday September 1944, The Battle of Hürtgen Forest begins east of the Belgian–German border.
On 19, Tuesday September 1944, İsmet Özel, Turkish poet, born
On 19, Saturday September 1959, Arthur Hennessy, died (born 1876), Australia’s first rugby league captain
On 19, Friday September 1969, Kostya Tszyu, boxer, born
On 19, Friday September 1969, Simona Păucă, Romanian gymnast, born
On 19, Friday September 1969, Michael Symon, American chef and television personality, born
On 19, Friday September 1969, Rex Ingram, American actor, died (b. 1895)
On 19, Wednesday September 1979, Noémie Lenoir, French supermodel, born
On 19, Wednesday September 1979, Lou Busch, American record producer, singer and songwriter, died (b. 1910)
On 19, Wednesday September 1979, Mary Ann Nyberg, American costumer designer, died (b. 1923)
On 19, Tuesday September 1989, Kimberly Mason, rhythmic gymnast, born
On 19, Tuesday September 1989, The Catholic Church calls for removal of the Carmelite convent located near the former Auschwitz concentration camp, whose presence had offended some Jewish leaders.
On 19, Tuesday September 1989, UTA Flight 772 explodes over Niger, killing all 171 people on board (the Islamic Jihad Organization claims responsibility).
On 19, Tuesday September 1989, Burkinabé ministers Jean-Baptiste Boukary Lingani and Henri Zongo executed following their arrest the previous day.
On 19, Tuesday September 1989, Tyreke Evans, American basketball player, 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year, born
On 19, Monday September 1994, American troops stage a bloodless invasion of Haiti to restore the legitimate elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to power.
On 19, Monday September 1994, Joseph Iléo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died (b. 1921)
On 19, Friday September 2014, Australia raises security for its Parliament after conducting raids that arrest dozens of suspected terrorists.