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 10, Wednesday September 1919, J. F. Archibald, founding editor of The Bulletin dies, bequeathing money which would be used to award the Archibald Prize for portraiture.
On 10, Wednesday September 1919, Elioth Gruber wins the Wynne Prize for his work, Spring Frost.
On 10, Wednesday September 1919, J.F. Archibald, died (born 1856), publisher and journalist
On 10, Wednesday September 1919, The Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, ending World War I with Austria-Hungary.
On 10, Wednesday September 1919, (10–15) The Florida Keys hurricane kills 600 in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and Texas.
On 10, Thursday September 1959, Michael Earl, American puppeteer, born (d. 2015)
On 10, Wednesday September 1969, Ai Jing, Chinese singer, born
On 10, Monday September 1979, Mustis, Norwegian pianist, born
On 10, Monday September 1979, Agostinho Neto, Angolan poet and politician, 1st President of Angola, died (b. 1922)
On 10, Sunday September 1989, The Hungarian government opens the country’s western borders to refugees from East Germany.
On 10, Sunday September 1989, (10–11) Norway’s ruling Labour Party loses eight seats in the parliamentary elections, its worst showing since 1945.
On 10, Friday September 1999, Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor, died (b. 1927)
On 10, Wednesday September 2014, Emilio Botín, Spanish banker, died (b. 1934)
On 10, Wednesday September 2014, Richard Kiel, American actor, died (b. 1939)