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, Wednesday November 1844, The Dominican Republic drafts its first Constitution.
On 6, Saturday November 1869, Charles Flaxman, chief clerk of South Australia, died (born 1806)
On 6, Saturday November 1869, The first game of American football between two American colleges is played. Rutgers University defeats Princeton University 6–4, in a forerunner to American football and College football.
On 6, Tuesday November 1894, Republican win by a landslide in the United States House of Representatives elections, which sets the stage for the decisive presidential election of 1896.
On 6, Thursday November 1919, Christoph Probst, German White Rose resistance member, born (d. 1943)
On 6, Monday November 1944, Wild Man Fischer, Outsider musician, born
On 6, Friday November 1959, Nobuo Tobita, Japanese voice actor, born
On 6, Friday November 1959, José P. Laurel, Filipino politician and judge, 3rd President of the Philippines, died (b. 1891)
On 6, Friday November 1959, Ivan Leonidov, Russian architect, died (b. 1902)
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, The Royal Commission into Drug Trafficking (Woodward Royal Commission) reports to the New South Wales Parliament, recommending increased penalties and no concessions for soft drugs.
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, Hyperno wins the Melbourne Cup
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, Peter Ceawford, basketball player, born
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, At Montevideo, Uruguay, the International Olympic Committee adopts a resolution, whereby Taiwan Olympic and sports teams will participate with the name Chinese Taipei in future Olympic Games and international sports tournaments and championships.
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, Lamar Odom, African-American retired basketball player, born
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, Myolie Wu, Hong Kong actress, born
On 6, Tuesday November 1979, Chick Evans, American golf champion, died (b. 1890)
On 6, Monday November 1989, The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is founded.
On 6, Monday November 1989, Jozy Altidore, American soccer player, born
On 6, Monday November 1989, Aaron Hernandez, American football player, born (d. 2017), born
On 6, Monday November 1989, Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus, French Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary, died (b. 1898)
On 6, Sunday November 1994, Isaah Yeo, rugby league player, born
On 6, Sunday November 1994, A flood in Piedmont, Italy, kills dozens of people.
On 6, Saturday November 1999, A referendum is held to determine whether Australia should become a republic & whether a preamble is inserted into the constitution recognising the Aborigines as Australia’s first people. The ‘no’ vote scores 54% on the republic question & 60% on the preamble question.
On 6, Saturday November 1999, Australia wins the 1999 Rugby World Cup, defeating France 35–12 in the final.
On 6, Saturday November 1999, Australians defeat a referendum proposing the replacement of the Queen and the Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic.