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 29, Thursday October 1959, First appearance of Astérix the Gaul.
On 29, Thursday October 1959, John Magufuli, 5th President of Tanzania, born
On 29, Wednesday October 1969, The first message is sent over ARPANET, the forerunner of the internet.
On 29, Wednesday October 1969, Paul Bailliart, French ophthalmologist, died (b. 1877)
On 29, Wednesday October 1969, Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, British commander, died (b. 1893)
On 29, Wednesday October 1969, Pops Foster, American musician, died (b. 1892)
On 29, Wednesday October 1969, Pavel Mironov, Russian general, died (b. 1900)
On 29, Wednesday October 1969, Francisco Orlich Bolmarcich, 34th President of Costa Rica, died (b. 1907)
On 29, Saturday October 1994, Shlomo Goren, Israeli rabbi, died (b. 1918)
On 29, Friday October 1999, Eric Reece, 90, Premier of Tasmania, died
On 29, Friday October 1999, A super cyclonic storm impacts Orissa, India, killing approximately 10,000 people.
On 29, Wednesday October 2014, Rainer Hasler, Liechtensteiner footballer, died (b. 1958)
On 29, Wednesday October 2014, Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer, died (b. 1968)

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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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