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, Thursday April 1919, Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot president (1993–2003), born (d. 2013)
On 24, Monday April 1944, Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer, born
On 24, Monday April 1944, Charles Jordan, American magician, died (b. 1888)
On 24, Friday April 1959, Paula Yates, British television presenter, born (d. 2000)
On 24, Thursday April 1969, Recently formed British Leyland launches their first new model, the Austin Maxi in Portugal.
On 24, Tuesday April 1979, Laurentia Tan, Singaporean Paralympic equestrienne, born
On 24, Tuesday April 1979, Avey Tare, American musician, born
On 24, Tuesday April 1979, Adam Andretti, American race car driver, born
On 24, Tuesday April 1979, John Carroll, American actor, died (b. 1906)
On 24, Monday April 1989, Charles Grant, British Roman Catholic prelate, died (b. 1906)
On 24, Monday April 1989, Edgar Sanabria, Venezuelan lawyer, diplomat, and politician, Interim President of Venezuela, died (b. April 24 1911)
On 24, Sunday April 1994, Masutatsu Ōyama, Korean-Japanese Karate master, died (b. 1923)
On 24, Saturday April 1999, Arthur Boyd, 78, painter, died
On 24, Saturday April 1999, Jonathan Leko, English footballer, born
On 24, Friday April 2009, Michael Parsons, 48, Australian rules footballer, died
On 24, Thursday April 2014, Hans Hollein, Austrian architect, died (b. 1934)
On 24, Thursday April 2014, Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright, died (b. 1921)

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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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