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 19, Saturday December 1868, Eleanor Hodgman Porter born, American novelist (d. 1920)
On 19, Thursday December 1918, Georgina Cookson born, British actress (d. 2011)
On 19, Sunday December 1943, Jimmy Mackay born, soccer player
On 19, Sunday December 1943, Sam Kelly born, English actor (d. 2014)
On 19, Sunday December 1943, Ross M. Lence born, American political scientist (d. 2006)
On 19, Sunday December 1943, Jimmy Mackay born, Australian football player (d. 1998)
On 19, Friday December 1958, A message from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower is broadcast from the SCORE satellite.
On 19, Friday December 1958, Limahl born, English singer
On 19, Thursday December 1968, Kristina Keneally born, 42nd Premier of New South Wales (2009-2011)
On 19, Thursday December 1968, Ken Marino born, American actor and comedian
On 19, Thursday December 1968, Norman Thomas died, American socialist who ran in six consecutive U.S. presidential elections as the nominee of the Socialist Party of America (b. 1884)
On 19, Tuesday December 1978, Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi is arrested and jailed for a week for breach of privilege and contempt of parliament.
On 19, Tuesday December 1978, Patrick Casey born, American screenwriter and actor
On 19, Monday December 1988, Alexis Sánchez born, Chilean footballer
On 19, Sunday December 1993, Corey Snide born, American actor and dancer
On 19, Saturday December 1998, A fire breaks out at the Country Comfort hotel in Albury, New South Wales, spreading up to the top floor.
On 19, Saturday December 1998, The U.S. House of Representatives forwards articles of impeachment against President Clinton to the Senate, making him the second president to be impeached in the nation.
On 19, Saturday December 1998, Frans Jeppsson Wall born, Swedish singer
On 19, Saturday December 1998, Gordon Gunter died, American marine biologist and fisheries scientist (b. 1909)
On 19, Saturday December 1998, Antonio Ordóñez died, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)

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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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