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 16, Monday July 1894, The United Kingdom and Japan sign the Anglo-Japanese Treaty, as the U.K. becomes the first of the Western nations to agree to give up its extraterritorial rights in Japan.
On 16, Wednesday July 1919, Choi Kyu-hah, 19th Prime Minister of South Korea and 4th President of South Korea, born (d. 2006)
On 16, Wednesday July 1919, Mike Karmazin, American football guard, born (d. 2004)
On 16, Wednesday July 1919, Hermine Braunsteiner, Austrian SS officer, born (d. 1999)
On 16, Wednesday July 1919, Everett P. Pope, United States Marine, born (d. 2009)
On 16, Sunday July 1944, WWII: The first contingent of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force arrives in Italy.
On 16, Sunday July 1944, Clarence Parfitt, Bermudian and Scottish cricketer, born
On 16, Sunday July 1944, Jose L. Cuisia Jr., Philippine diplomat and banker, born
On 16, Sunday July 1944, Angharad Rees, Welsh actress, born (d. 2012)
On 16, Sunday July 1944, Moncena Dunn, American inventor, died (b. 1867)
On 16, Thursday July 1959, Bob Joles, American voice actor and musician, born
On 16, Thursday July 1959, Gary Anderson, American football player, born
On 16, Thursday July 1959, Matthew Bronfman, American businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, born
On 16, Wednesday July 1969, Apollo program: Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins) lifts off toward the first landing on the Moon.
On 16, Wednesday July 1969, Sahra Wagenknecht, German politician, born
On 16, Monday July 1979, Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and Vice President Saddam al-Tikriti replaces him.
On 16, Monday July 1979, Landy Wen, Taiwanese singer, born
On 16, Monday July 1979, Jayma Mays, American actress and singer, born
On 16, Monday July 1979, Kinya Kotani, Japanese singer, born
On 16, Monday July 1979, Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter, born
On 16, Monday July 1979, Alfred Deller, English countertenor, died (b. 1912)
On 16, Sunday July 1989, The Victorian state Australian Labor Party conference chooses Jenny Doran as its first female President.
On 16, Sunday July 1989, Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer, born
On 16, Sunday July 1989, Carlito Olivero, American singer, born
On 16, Sunday July 1989, Kim Woo-bin, South Korean model and actor, born
On 16, Sunday July 1989, Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, died (b. 1908)
On 16, Saturday July 1994, (16–22) Fragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 impact the planet Jupiter.
On 16, Saturday July 1994, Mark Indelicato, American actor, born
On 16, Saturday July 1994, Patricio Carvajal, Chilean admiral, minister and diplomat, died (b. 1916)
On 16, Saturday July 1994, Julian Schwinger, American physicist, died (b. 1918)
On 16, Friday July 1999, Off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, a plane crashes piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing him, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette.
On 16, Friday July 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher, died (b. 1960)
On 16, Friday July 1999, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American actress and model (killed in plane crash), died (b. 1966)
On 16, Thursday July 2009, Iceland’s national parliament, the Althingi, votes to pursue joining the EU.
On 16, Wednesday July 2014, Johnny Winter, American singer and guitarist, died (b. 1944)

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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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