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, Saturday February 1944, Donald F. Glut, American writer, film director, and screenwriter, born
On 19, Thursday February 1959, The United Kingdom decides to grant independence to Cyprus.
On 19, Wednesday February 1969, Burton C. Bell, American rock vocalist/lyricist, born
On 19, Monday February 1979, Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress, born
On 19, Monday February 1979, Vitas, Ukrainian Singer, Model, and Fashion Designer., born
On 19, Saturday February 1994, Derek Jarman, English film director, died (b. 1942)
On 19, Friday February 1999, Georgia Coates, British swimmer, born
On 19, Friday February 1999, Quinn Lord, Canadian actor, born
On 19, Friday February 1999, Hugo Gonzalez, Spanish swimmer, born
On 19, Thursday February 2009, Colin Rattray, 77, Tasmanian politician, died
On 19, Wednesday February 2014, Valeri Kubasov, Soviet cosmonaut, died (b. 1935)