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, Wednesday April 1844, Edward Bigge, English cleric, 1st Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, died (b. 1807)
On 3, Thursday April 1919, Ervin Drake, American songwriter, born (d. 2015)
On 3, Monday April 1944, Tony Orlando, American musician, born
On 3, Friday April 1959, David Hyde Pierce, American actor, born
On 3, Thursday April 1969, Ben Mendelsohn, actor, born
On 3, Thursday April 1969, Ben Mendelsohn, Australian actor, born
On 3, Thursday April 1969, Lance Storm, Canadian professional wrestler, born
On 3, Tuesday April 1979, Grégoire, French singer-songwriter, born
On 3, Tuesday April 1979, Živilė Balčiūnaitė, Lithuanian long-distance runner, born
On 3, Monday April 1989, Ankit Narang, Indian actor, born
On 3, Monday April 1989, Mustafa Çağatay, Turkish-Cypriot politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus (Turkish), died (b. 1937)
On 3, Monday April 1989, Vishnu Sahay, Indian politician and civil servant, died (b. 1901)
On 3, Sunday April 1994, Jérôme Lejeune, French pediatrician and geneticist, died (b. 1926)
On 3, Saturday April 1999, Lionel Bart, English composer, died (b. 1930)

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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.