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 18, Wednesday June 1919, The biggest football club in Central America, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, is founded in Costa Rica.
On 18, Sunday June 1944, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 45th President of El Salvador, born
On 18, Thursday June 1959, The film The Nun’s Story, based on the best-selling novel, is released. Audrey Hepburn stars as the title character; she later says that this is her favorite film role. The film is a box-office hit, and is nominated for several Oscars.
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Sione Laumanuʻuli Luani, Tongan politician, born (d. 2010)
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Joe Ansolabehere, American television screenwriter and producer, born
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Ethel Barrymore, American stage and screen actress, died (b. 1879)
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Italian poet, died (b. 1887)
On 18, Wednesday June 1969, (18–22)The National Convention of the Students for a Democratic Society, held in Chicago, collapses, and the Weatherman faction seizes control of the SDS National Office. Thereafter, any activity run from the National Office or bearing the name of SDS is Weatherman-controlled.
On 18, Wednesday June 1969, Haki Doku, Albanian para-cyclist, born
On 18, Wednesday June 1969, Edgar Anderson, American botanist, died (b. 1897)
On 18, Monday June 1979, Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT II agreement in Vienna.
On 18, Monday June 1979, Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress, born
On 18, Monday June 1979, Chris Neil, Canadian ice hockey player, born
On 18, Monday June 1979, Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, born
On 18, Sunday June 1989, In the first Greek legislative election of the year, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou, loses control of the Hellenic Parliament, leading to Papandreou’s resignation on July 2.
On 18, Sunday June 1989, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, French-born Gabonese footballer, born
On 18, Sunday June 1989, Anna Fenninger, Austrian alpine ski racer, born
On 18, Sunday June 1989, Renee Olstead, American actress and singer, born
On 18, Saturday June 1994, Takeoff, American rapper, born
On 18, Friday June 1999, The J18 international anti-globalization protests are organized in dozens of cities around the world, some of which led to riots.
On 18, Friday June 1999, Trippie Redd, American rapper, born
On 18, Thursday June 2009, Tim Winton wins his fourth Miles Franklin Award for the novel Breath.
On 18, Thursday June 2009, NASA launches the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter / LCROSS probes to the Moon, the first American lunar mission since Lunar Prospector in 1998.
On 18, Wednesday June 2014, Ray Evans, 79, business executive and political activist, co-founder of the Lavoisier Group, died
On 18, Wednesday June 2014, Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist, died (b. 1923)
On 18, Wednesday June 2014, Horace Silver, American jazz pianist and composer, died (b. 1928)

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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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