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, Friday November 1869, The Hudson’s Bay Company surrenders its claim to Rupert’s Land in Canada, under its letters patent, back to the British Crown.
On 19, Monday November 1894, Américo Tomás, 13th President of Portugal, born (d. 1987)
On 19, Wednesday November 1919, Margaret Whitlam, wife of Gough Whitlam, born
On 19, Wednesday November 1919, The Treaty of Versailles fails a critical ratification vote in the United States Senate. It will never be ratified by the U.S.
On 19, Wednesday November 1919, Elizabeth Strohfus, American aviator, born (d. 2016)
On 19, Wednesday November 1919, Alan Young, British-born Canadian-American actor, born (d. 2016)
On 19, Wednesday November 1919, Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist, born (d. 2010)
On 19, Sunday November 1944, Ignacio Bolívar, Spanish naturalist and entomologist, died (b. 1850)
On 19, Thursday November 1959, Robert Barron, American bishop, author, and theologian, born
On 19, Thursday November 1959, Jo Bonner, American U.S. Representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district, born
On 19, Thursday November 1959, Allison Janney, American actress, born
On 19, Thursday November 1959, Joseph Charbonneau, Canadian Roman Catholic prelate and reverend, died (b. 1892)
On 19, Wednesday November 1969, Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (“Ocean of Storms”), becoming the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
On 19, Wednesday November 1969, Soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
On 19, Wednesday November 1969, Ertuğrul Sağlam, Turkish football coach and former player, born
On 19, Monday November 1979, Larry Johnson, American football player, born
On 19, Monday November 1979, Dewey Jackson Short, Republican U.S. Representative from Missouri, died (b. 1898)
On 19, Sunday November 1989, Tyga, American rapper, born
On 19, Sunday November 1989, Caitlynne Medrek, Canadian actress and voice actress, born
On 19, Sunday November 1989, Nancy Drexel, American actress, died (b. 1910)
On 19, Sunday November 1989, Grant Adcox, American race car driver, died (b. 1950)
On 19, Saturday November 1994, Liberal MP Petro Georgio wins the Kooyong by-election, 1994.
On 19, Friday November 1999, Evgenia Medvedeva, Russian figure skater, born
On 19, Thursday November 2009, Pat Mackie, 95, miner and trade unionist, died
On 19, Wednesday November 2014, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces in Adelaide that the nation’s two public broadcasters, the ABC and SBS, will lose more than $300 million in funding over the next five years, prompting subsequent public criticism that the Federal Government had broken an election promise not to cut funding to these two public broadcasting channels.
On 19, Wednesday November 2014, Jeremiah Coffey, 81, Bishop of Sale (1989–2008)., died
On 19, Wednesday November 2014, Mike Nichols, German-born American film and stage director, died (b. 1931)

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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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