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, Monday March 1894, Moms Mabley, African-American comedian, born (d. 1975)
On 19, Wednesday March 1919, Abdullah Tariki, Saudi politician and government official, born (d. 1997)
On 19, Sunday March 1944, WWII: German forces occupy Hungary in Operation Margarethe.
On 19, Sunday March 1944, Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize, born
On 19, Sunday March 1944, Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, born
On 19, Sunday March 1944, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Italian actor and director, died (b. 1869)
On 19, Sunday March 1944, Noël Édouard, vicomte de Curières de Castelnau, French general, died (b. 1851)
On 19, Thursday March 1959, Two other islands join Addu in the United Suvadive Republic (abolished September 1963), in the Maldives Islands.
On 19, Thursday March 1959, Umberto Barbaro, Italian critic, died (b. 1902)
On 19, Wednesday March 1969, British paratroopers and Marines land on the island of Anguilla, ending its unrecognized independence.
On 19, Wednesday March 1969, A 385 metres (1,263 ft) tall TV mast at Emley Moor, England, collapses due to ice build-up.
On 19, Wednesday March 1969, Patrick Tam, Hong Kong actor, born
On 19, Wednesday March 1969, Connor Trinneer, American actor, born
On 19, Monday March 1979, Emil Dimitriev, Macedonian politician, Prime Minister, born
On 19, Monday March 1979, Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player, born
On 19, Monday March 1979, Richard Beckinsale, British actor, died (b. 1947)
On 19, Sunday March 1989, Craig Lamar Traylor, American actor, born
On 19, Sunday March 1989, Abe Akira, Japanese author, died (b. 1934)
On 19, Sunday March 1989, Alan Civil, English-born French horn player, died (b. 1929)
On 19, Saturday March 1994, The Bonython by-election, 1994 in South Australia is won by former Independent Labor MP for Elizabeth, Martyn Evans.
On 19, Saturday March 1994, On a charter flight from Cairns, a Piper Aztec crashes in the Belleden Ker Range, Queensland, killing all four on board.
On 19, Friday March 1999, John Brumby resigns as leader of the Victorian Labor Party.
On 19, Friday March 1999, Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Samoa, died (b. 1924)
On 19, Wednesday March 2014, Fred Phelps, American pastor, died (b. 1929)