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 11, Wednesday June 1919, Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor, born (d. 2009)
On 11, Thursday June 1959, Hugh Laurie, British actor, comedian, and musician, born
On 11, Thursday June 1959, Magnum T.A., American professional wrestler, born
On 11, Wednesday June 1969, Peter Dinklage, American actor, born
On 11, Wednesday June 1969, Steven Drozd, American rock drummer, born
On 11, Wednesday June 1969, John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960, died (b. 1889)
On 11, Monday June 1979, Amy Duggan, Australian footballer and journalist, born
On 11, Monday June 1979, Preslaysa Edwards, American actress, born
On 11, Monday June 1979, Loren Murchison, American Olympic athlete, died (b. 1898)
On 11, Monday June 1979, John Wayne, American Academy Award-winning actor and film director, died (b. 1907)
On 11, Saturday June 1994, Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress, born
On 11, Saturday June 1994, Jessica Fox, Australian canoeist, born
On 11, Friday June 1999, Kai Havertz, German footballer, born
On 11, Friday June 1999, DeForest Kelley, American actor, died (b. 1920)
On 11, Thursday June 2009, The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as “swine flu”, is deemed a global pandemic.
On 11, Wednesday June 2014, Ruby Dee, American actress, poet, and playwright, died (b. 1922)
On 11, Wednesday June 2014, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer, died (b. 1933)

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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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