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 24, Tuesday September 1844, Max Noether, German mathematician, born (d. 1921)
On 24, Friday September 1869, Black Friday: The Fisk–Gould Scandal causes a financial panic in the United States.
On 24, Monday September 1894, Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer, born (d. 1968)
On 24, Monday September 1894, Harry B. Liversedge, American general, born (d. 1951)
On 24, Monday September 1894, Mary Jane Patterson, first African-American woman to receive a B.A degree in 1862, died (b. 1840)
On 24, Wednesday September 1919, Frank Laver, died (born 1869), cricketer
On 24, Wednesday September 1919, Rick Vallin, Russian-American actor, born (d. 1977)
On 24, Wednesday September 1919, Jack Costanzo, American percussionist, born (d. 2018)
On 24, Sunday September 1944, WWII: The U.S. 45th Infantry Division takes the strongly defended city of Épinal before crossing the Moselle river and entering the western foothills of the Vosges.
On 24, Thursday September 1959, Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer, born
On 24, Thursday September 1959, Wolfgang Paalen, German-Austrian-Mexican painter, sculptor and art philosopher, died (b. 1905)
On 24, Wednesday September 1969, The Chicago Eight trial begins in Chicago, Illinois.
On 24, Wednesday September 1969, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, American rock percussionist, born
On 24, Wednesday September 1969, DeVante Swing, American music producer, born
On 24, Monday September 1979, Justin Bruening, American actor and model, born
On 24, Monday September 1979, Erin Chambers, American actress, born
On 24, Monday September 1979, Katja Kassin, German porn actress, born
On 24, Monday September 1979, Julia Clarete, Filipina actress, born
On 24, Monday September 1979, Carl Laemmle Jr., American film studio executive, died (b. 1908)
On 24, Sunday September 1989, Canberra upset Balmain 19-14 in extra time at the Sydney Football Stadium (now Aussie Stadium) to win one of the most dramatic & exciting grand finals ever & take the NSWRL premiership outside Sydney for the first time.
On 24, Sunday September 1989, Pia Wurtzbach, German-Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 beauty pageant titleholder, born
On 24, Saturday September 1994, West Coast Eagles (20.20.143) defeated Geelong (8.15.63) to win the 98th AFL premiership.
On 24, Saturday September 1994, Sir David Napley, British solicitor, died (b. 1915)
On 24, Friday September 1999, Zac Lomax, rugby league player, born
On 24, Friday September 1999, Ester Boserup, Danish economist, died (b. 1910)
On 24, Wednesday September 2014, Greg Mackey, 52, rugby league player (Warrington), died
On 24, Wednesday September 2014, Christopher Hogwood, English conductor, writer, and musicologist, died (b. 1941)

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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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