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 23, Thursday January 1919, The Khotin Uprising breaks out in Khotyn, Ukraine.
On 23, Thursday January 1919, Frances Bay, Canadian actress, born (d. 2011)
On 23, Thursday January 1919, Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist, born (d. 2013)
On 23, Thursday January 1919, Ernie Kovacs, American comedian, born (d. 1962)
On 23, Thursday January 1919, Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager, born (d. 1996)
On 23, Sunday January 1944, Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, born
On 23, Sunday January 1944, Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter, died (b. 1863)
On 23, Thursday January 1969, Danielle Woodhouse, water polo player, born
On 23, Tuesday January 1979, Larry Hughes, American basketball player, born
On 23, Monday January 1989, A powerful earthquake in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic kills around 275 people.
On 23, Monday January 1989, (23–24) Armed civilian leftists briefly attack and occupy an Argentinian army base near Buenos Aires.
On 23, Monday January 1989, Salvador Dalí, Spanish artist, died (b. 1904)
On 23, Sunday January 1994, Kwak Min-jeong, South Korean figure skater, born
On 23, Sunday January 1994, Addison Russell, American baseball player, born
On 23, Sunday January 1994, Brian Redhead, British journalist and broadcaster, died (b. 1929)
On 23, Sunday January 1994, Nikolai Ogarkov, Soviet marshal, died (b. 1917)
On 23, Saturday January 1999, Alban Lafont, French footballer, born
On 23, Saturday January 1999, Malang Sarr, French footballer, born
On 23, Saturday January 1999, John Osteen, American televangelist, died (b. 1921)
On 23, Thursday January 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
On 23, Thursday January 2014, Riz Ortolani, Italian film composer, died (b. 1926)

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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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