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 27, Tuesday November 1894, Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist, born (d. 1989)
On 27, Thursday November 1919, The Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine is signed between the Allies and Bulgaria.
On 27, Monday November 1944, RAF Fauld explosion: Between 3,450 and 3,930 tons (3,500 and 4,000 tonnes) of ordnance explodes at an underground storage depot in Staffordshire, England, leaving about 75 dead and a crater 1,200 metres (1,300 yd) across and 120 metres (390 ft) deep. The blast is one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history and the largest on UK soil.
On 27, Monday November 1944, Operation Tigerfish takes place. The Royal Air Force bombing of Freiburg im Breisgau kills 2,800.
On 27, Monday November 1944, Mickey Leland, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, born (d. 1989)
On 27, Friday November 1959, Viktoria Mullova, Russian violinist, born
On 27, Thursday November 1969, May Gibbs, died (born 1877) children’s author
On 27, Thursday November 1969, Carina Ricco, Mexican actress and singer, born
On 27, Thursday November 1969, Malcolm Barclay-Harvey, British politician, 22nd Governor of South Australia, died (b. 1890)
On 27, Tuesday November 1979, Ricky Carmichael, American motorcycle and stock car racer, born
On 27, Tuesday November 1979, Hilary Hahn, American violinist, born
On 27, Tuesday November 1979, Jerome Cavanagh, American civic politician; Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, from (1962–1970), especially what doomed his administration was the July, 1967 race riots, died (b. 1928)
On 27, Monday November 1989, Colombian domestic passenger flight Avianca Flight 203 is bombed by the Medellín drug cartel in an (unsuccessful) attempt to kill presidential candidate for the 1990 elections César Gaviria Trujillo.
On 27, Monday November 1989, Freddie Sears, English footballer, born
On 27, Monday November 1989, Loveli, Japanese model, born
On 27, Monday November 1989, Carlos Arias Navarro, Spanish politician, 71st Prime Minister of Spain, died (b. 1908)
On 27, Saturday November 1999, The last ever episode of Hey Hey It’s Saturday goes to air.
On 27, Saturday November 1999, The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Minister in New Zealand’s history.
On 27, Saturday November 1999, Jim Wiggins, English actor, died (b. 1922)
On 27, Thursday November 2014, Phillip Hughes, 25, Test cricketer, died
On 27, Thursday November 2014, Meta Truscott, 97, diarist and historian., died
On 27, Thursday November 2014, P. D. James, English writer and life peer, died (b. 1920)
On 27, Thursday November 2014, Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, died (b. 1988)

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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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