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 6, Saturday March 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev makes a formal presentation of his periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
On 6, Monday March 1944, WWII: Soviet Army planes attack Narva, Estonia, destroying almost the entire baroque old town.
On 6, Monday March 1944, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano, born
On 6, Monday March 1944, Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
On 6, Friday March 1959, Tom Arnold, American actor and comedian, born
On 6, Friday March 1959, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II, Spanish Filipino businessman, born
On 6, Friday March 1959, Lars Larson, American conservative talk show host, born
On 6, Friday March 1959, Guido Brignone, Italian actor, died (b. 1886)
On 6, Friday March 1959, Fred Stone, American actor, died (b. 1873)
On 6, Thursday March 1969, Keisai Aoki, Japanese missionary, died (b. 1893)
On 6, Thursday March 1969, Óscar Osorio, Salvadorian military leader, 32nd President of El Salvador, died (b. 1910)
On 6, Tuesday March 1979, Érik Bédard, Canadian pitcher, born
On 6, Tuesday March 1979, Link Wasem, American baseball player, died (b. 1911)
On 6, Monday March 1989, Former National Safety Council boss John Friedrich is arrested in Western Australia over allegations that he defrauded investors of $237 million.
On 6, Monday March 1989, Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player, born
On 6, Monday March 1989, Harry Andrews, British actor, died (b. 1911)
On 6, Sunday March 1994, A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
On 6, Sunday March 1994, Ray Arcel, American boxing trainer, died (b. 1899)
On 6, Sunday March 1994, Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician, died (b. 1920)
On 6, Saturday March 1999, A world record crowd of 104,583 attend the first rugby league matches held at Stadium Australia. The Newcastle Knights defeat the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 41–10 & the Parramatta Eels defeat the St George Illawarra Dragons 20–10 in what is also the joint venture team’s first match.
On 6, Saturday March 1999, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, Japanese athlete, born
On 6, Saturday March 1999, Dennis Viollet, English footballer, died (b. 1933)
On 6, Saturday March 1999, Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, died (b. 1933)
On 6, Friday March 2009, Guy Maestri wins the 2009 Archibald Prize for his portrait of indigenous musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
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