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 3, Friday September 1869, Fritz Pregl, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, born (d. 1930)
On 3, Monday September 1894, Benigno Aquino Sr., Filipino politician, born (d. 1947)
On 3, Wednesday September 1919, Jan Smuts becomes the second Prime Minister of South Africa.
On 3, Sunday September 1944, WWII: The Allies liberate Brussels.
On 3, Sunday September 1944, Tim Donnelly, American actor, born
On 3, Sunday September 1944, Ty Warner, American Businessman, Inventor: Beanie Babies, born
On 3, Wednesday September 1969, Robert Karlsson, Swedish golfer, born
On 3, Wednesday September 1969, John Lester, American cricketer, died (b. 1871)
On 3, Monday September 1979, Júlio César, Brazilian football goalkeeper, born
On 3, Monday September 1979, Lim Cheng Hoe, Chinese-born, Singaporean watercolorist, died (b. 1912)
On 3, Monday September 1979, Wincenty Okołowicz, Polish geographer and climatologist, died (b. 1906)
On 3, Monday September 1979, Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso, Venezuelan politician, died (b. 1903)
On 3, Saturday September 1994, Cold War: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
On 3, Saturday September 1994, Billy Wright, English footballer, died (b. 1924)
On 3, Friday September 1999, Sean Rees-Wemyss, actor, born
On 3, Friday September 1999, Rich Brian, Indonesian rapper, born
On 3, Wednesday September 2014, Two species of dendrogramma, found off the coast of Australia in 1986, are discovered to be unclassifiable in any existing phylum.

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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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