On This Day: Wednesday, 25 December 2019

December 25, 2019
On This Day: Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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 25, Thursday December 1919, Sir Edwin Thomas Smith, died (born 1830), SA politician
On 25, Thursday December 1919, Charles William MacCarthy, died (born 1848) doctor, composer
On 25, Thursday December 1919, Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Scotland, opens as the home of Albion Rovers F.C.. They lose the opening match 2–0 to St Mirren.
On 25, Thursday December 1919, Fikret Kırcan, Turkish footballer, born (d. 2014)
On 25, Thursday December 1919, Curly Seckler, American bluegrass musician, born (d. 2017)
On 25, Monday December 1944, Jairzinho, Brazilian football player, born
On 25, Friday December 1959, Michael P. Anderson, American astronaut, born (d. 2003)
On 25, Thursday December 1969, Nicolas Godin, French musician, born
On 25, Tuesday December 1979, Ferman Akgül, vocalist of Turkish nu-metal band maNga, born
On 25, Tuesday December 1979, Joan Blondell, American actress, died (b. 1906)
On 25, Tuesday December 1979, Jordi Bonet, Canadian artist, died (b. 1932)
On 25, Tuesday December 1979, Lee Bowman, American actor, died (b. 1914)
On 25, Monday December 1989, A savage storm rips through Brisbane and Redcliffe, leaving a $5 million trail of destruction. Two people are killed, around 1,000 homes are damaged and about 4,500 homes suffer loss of electric power.
On 25, Monday December 1989, Romanian leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena are executed.
On 25, Monday December 1989, Bank of Japan governors announce a major interest rate hike, eventually leading to the peak and fall of the bubble economy.
On 25, Monday December 1989, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian politician, dictator and Communist Party head, 1st President of Romania (executed), died (b. 1918)
On 25, Monday December 1989, Elena Ceaușescu, wife of Nicolae Ceaușescu and Deputy Prime Minister of Romania (executed), died (b. 1919)
On 25, Monday December 1989, Billy Martin, American baseball player and manager, died (b. 1928)
On 25, Sunday December 1994, Zail Singh, 7th President of India, died (b. 1916)

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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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