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 10, Saturday July 1869, Gävle, Sweden is destroyed in a city fire; 8,000 people become homeless.
On 10, Tuesday July 1894, Slava Ivančević, Serbian claimed supercentenarian, born (d. 2013)
On 10, Thursday July 1919, Harry Zeller, American professional basketball player, born (d. 2004)
On 10, Thursday July 1919, Ian Wallace, British bass-baritone opera singer, born (d. 2009)
On 10, Thursday July 1919, Carlos Silva Loaiza, Colombian professional footballer, born (d. 2009)
On 10, Thursday July 1919, Pierre Gamarra, French poet, novelist and literary critic, born (d. 2009)
On 10, Thursday July 1919, Jean Navarre, French World War I fighter ace, died (b. 1895)
On 10, Monday July 1944, WWII: Soviet troops begin operations to liberate the Baltic countries.
On 10, Friday July 1959, Anjani, American singer-songwriter and pianist, born
On 10, Friday July 1959, Marcel Nguyễn Tân Văn, Vietnamese Redemptorist brother, died (b. 1928)
On 10, Thursday July 1969, Donald Crowhurst’s trimaran Teignmouth Electron is found drifting and unoccupied. It is assumed that Crowhurst might have committed suicide.
On 10, Thursday July 1969, Gale Harold, American actor, born
On 10, Thursday July 1969, Hossan Leong, Singaporean stage and screen actor, television host, radio deejay and comedian, born
On 10, Thursday July 1969, Jonas Kaufmann, German operatic tenor, born
On 10, Thursday July 1969, Rami Makhlouf, Syrian businessman, born
On 10, Tuesday July 1979, Russell Hinder, basketball player, born
On 10, Tuesday July 1979, Gong Yoo, South Korean actor, born
On 10, Tuesday July 1979, Dimitri Soudas, Canadian political consultant, born
On 10, Tuesday July 1979, Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (Boston Pops), died (b. 1894)
On 10, Monday July 1989, Approximately 300,000 Siberian coal miners go on strike, demanding better living conditions and less bureaucracy; it is the largest Soviet labour strike since the 1920s.
On 10, Monday July 1989, Mel Blanc, voice actor, comedian, singer and radio personality, dubbed The Man of a Thousand Voices of many cartoon characters dies at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre from heart disease aged 81, died (born 1908)
On 10, Monday July 1989, Fazrul Hazli, Malaysian footballer, born
On 10, Monday July 1989, Mel Blanc, American voice actor, died (b. 1908)
On 10, Sunday July 1994, Iuri Medeiros, Portuguese footballer, born
On 10, Saturday July 1999, American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
On 10, Saturday July 1999, April Ivy, Portuguese singer and composer, born
On 10, Thursday July 2014, Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress and dancer, died (b. 1912)

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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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