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 12, Thursday June 1919, Ahmed Abdallah, President of the Comoros, born (d. 1989)
On 12, Monday June 1944, Erich Marcks, German general, died (b. 1891)
On 12, Friday June 1959, John Linnell, American singer-songwriter, half of alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, born
On 12, Friday June 1959, Clyde E. Elliott, American director, producer and writer, died (b. 1885)
On 12, Thursday June 1969, Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist, born (d. 2007)
On 12, Thursday June 1969, Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician, born
On 12, Thursday June 1969, Aleksandr Deyneka, Russian painter and sculptor, died (b. 1899)
On 12, Tuesday June 1979, Bryan Allen flies the man-powered Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel.
On 12, Tuesday June 1979, Robyn, Swedish singer-songwriter, born
On 12, Tuesday June 1979, Amandine Bourgeois, French singer, born
On 12, Tuesday June 1979, Dallas Clark, American football player, born
On 12, Tuesday June 1979, Diego Milito, Argentine football player, born
On 12, Tuesday June 1979, Jodie Prenger, British actress, born
On 12, Monday June 1989, Shane Lowry, soccer player, born
On 12, Monday June 1989, The Corcoran Gallery of Art removes Robert Mapplethorpe’s gay photography exhibition.
On 12, Monday June 1989, Krista Kleiner, Filipina-American beauty queen, singer, model, actress and martial artist, born
On 12, Monday June 1989, Princess Niloufer, died (b. 1916)
On 12, Sunday June 1994, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, American Hasidic rabbinical leader, died (b. 1902)
On 12, Saturday June 1999, Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian/Operation Agricola begins: NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping forces KFOR enter the province of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
On 12, Saturday June 1999, Texas Governor George W. Bush announces he will seek the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.
On 12, Saturday June 1999, Sergey Khlebnikov, Soviet speed skater, died (b. 1955)
On 12, Friday June 2009, Félix Malloum, 3rd President of Chad, died (b. 1932)
On 12, Thursday June 2014, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman announces that Tim Carmody will be the next Chief Justice of Queensland, sparking controversy among the legal profession over Mr. Carmody’s elevation to the role from the position of Chief Magistrate. Mr. Carmody’s strong public support for the Newman government’s anti-bikie (VLAD) laws was also critically viewed as a factor in his appointment.
On 12, Thursday June 2014, The 2014 FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil, and is won by Germany.

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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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