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 30, Monday April 1894, H.V. Evatt, born (died 1965), politician
On 30, Monday April 1894, H.V. Evatt, Australian politician, judge, born (d. 1965)
On 30, Wednesday April 1919, Several bombs are intercepted, in the first wave of the 1919 United States anarchist bombings.
On 30, Sunday April 1944, Jill Clayburgh, American actress, born (d. 2010)
On 30, Sunday April 1944, Paul Poiret, French couturier, died (b. 1879)
On 30, Thursday April 1959, Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, born
On 30, Wednesday April 1969, Sir Paul Hasluck becomes Governor-General of Australia after the retirement of Lord Casey.
On 30, Monday April 1979, Shelley Calene-Black, American voice actress, born
On 30, Monday April 1979, Pan Halippa, Bessarabian and later Romanian journalist and politician, died (b. 1883)
On 30, Sunday April 1989, Sergio Leone, Italian film director, died (b. 1929)
On 30, Sunday April 1989, Guy Williams, Italian-born American actor, died (b. 1924)
On 30, Saturday April 1994, Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian Formula One driver, died (b. 1960)
On 30, Saturday April 1994, Richard Scarry, American author, died (b. 1919)
On 30, Saturday April 1994, Sorie Ibrahim Koroma, Prime Minister of Sierra Leone, died (b. 1930)
On 30, Friday April 1999, Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bringing the total members to 10.
On 30, Friday April 1999, A third nail bomb planted by David Copeland explodes in The Admiral Duncan pub in Old Compton Street, Soho, London, killing a pregnant woman and two friends and injuring 70 others.
On 30, Friday April 1999, Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster, born
On 30, Wednesday April 2014, Ian Ross, 73, television newsreader, died
On 30, Wednesday April 2014, Ian Ross, Australian newsreader, died (b. 1940)