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, Thursday June 1919, Pál Fábry, Hungarian politician, born (d. 2018)
On 19, Thursday June 1919, Gérard Dionne, Canadian Roman Catholic bishop
On 19, Thursday June 1919, Petre P. Carp, 2-Time Prime Minister of Romania, died (b. 1837)
On 19, Monday June 1944, A severe storm badly damages the Mulberry harbours on the Normandy coast.
On 19, Friday June 1959, Christian Wulff, Federal President of Germany, born
On 19, Thursday June 1969, The Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission rules that equal pay for women doing the same work as men must be phased in by 1972.
On 19, Thursday June 1969, Trine Pallesen, Danish actress, born
On 19, Thursday June 1969, Natalie Talmadge, American actress, died (b. 1898)
On 19, Tuesday June 1979, Marais Viljoen becomes State President of South Africa.
On 19, Tuesday June 1979, John Duddy, Irish boxer, born
On 19, Tuesday June 1979, Kate Tsui, Hong Kong actress, born
On 19, Monday June 1989, Giacomo Gianniotti, Italian-Canadian actor, born
On 19, Saturday June 1999, Turin, Italy, is awarded the 2006 Winter Olympics.
On 19, Friday June 2009, Australia’s first swine flu-related fatality occurs when a 26-year-old West Australian man dies in Adelaide.
On 19, Friday June 2009, Stan Sismey, 92, cricketer, died
On 19, Thursday June 2014, Felipe VI becomes King of Spain upon the abdication of Juan Carlos I.

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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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