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 7, Monday May 1894, Frances Elizabeth Barrow, American juvenile literature author, died (b. 1822)
On 7, Wednesday May 1919, La Esterella, Flemish singer, born (d. 2011)
On 7, Wednesday May 1919, Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Perón, born (d. 1952)
On 7, Sunday May 1944, William Ledyard Rodgers, American admiral and military and naval historian, died (b. 1860)
On 7, Wednesday May 1969, Rachael Robertson (writer), speaker, author and mentor, born
On 7, Wednesday May 1969, Anies Baswedan, Indonesian academic, activist, politician and current governor of Jakarta., born
On 7, Wednesday May 1969, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Swedish-born musician, born
On 7, Sunday May 1989, Arlenis Sosa, Dominican model, born
On 7, Sunday May 1989, Earl Thomas, American football player, born
On 7, Saturday May 1994, Clement Greenberg, American art critic, died (b. 1909)
On 7, Friday May 1999, Kosovo War: in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese embassy workers are killed and twenty others wounded when a NATO B-2 aircraft bombs the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
On 7, Friday May 1999, In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
On 7, Thursday May 2009, Racing Victoria suspends jumps racing in Victoria following the deaths of three horses over two days at a racing carnival in Warrnambool.
On 7, Wednesday May 2014, Sir Neville McNamara, 91, Chief of the Defence Force Staff (1982–84), died

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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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