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 9, Tuesday October 1894, Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey, British politician, died (b. 1802)
On 9, Thursday October 1919, In Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, five games to three, over the Chicago White Sox, whose players are later found to have lost intentionally.
On 9, Monday October 1944, WWII: Fourth Moscow Conference: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin begin a 9-day conference in Moscow to discuss the future of Europe.
On 9, Monday October 1944, John Entwistle, English musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
On 9, Monday October 1944, Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Labelle)
On 9, Monday October 1944, Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician, born (d. 1987)
On 9, Monday October 1944, Kitty Marion, German-born actress and women’s rights activist in England and the United States, died (b. 1871)
On 9, Friday October 1959, Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born (d. 2015)
On 9, Friday October 1959, Shirō Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and lieutenant general of Unit 731, died (b. 1892)
On 9, Thursday October 1969, (9–12) Days of Rage: In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in to control demonstrations involving the radical Weathermen, in connection with the “Chicago Eight” Trial.
On 9, Thursday October 1969, Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler, born
On 9, Thursday October 1969, PJ Harvey, British singer-songwriter, born
On 9, Thursday October 1969, Steve McQueen, English film director, producer and screenwriter, born
On 9, Thursday October 1969, Mathew Kavukattu, Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic archbishop and servant of God, died (b. 1904)
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Peter Brock wins the Bathurst 1000 by a record six laps, with a lap record on the last lap.
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Csézy, Hungarian singer, born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Vernon Fox, American football player, born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Alex Greenwald, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Phantom Planet and JJAMZ), born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Todd Kelly, Australian race car driver, born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Chris O’Dowd, Irish actor and comedian, born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, DJ Rashad, Chicago-based electronic musician, producer and DJ, born (d. 2014), born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Hendrik Odendaal, South African swimmer, born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Brandon Routh, American actor, born
On 9, Tuesday October 1979, Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer, born
On 9, Monday October 1989, An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
On 9, Monday October 1989, In Leipzig, East Germany, protesters demand the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms.
On 9, Monday October 1989, Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author, died (b. 1940)
On 9, Sunday October 1994, Four people are killed when their Cessna 337A crashes soon after take-off from Walgett, New South Wales.
On 9, Sunday October 1994, Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress, born
On 9, Saturday October 1999, Milt Jackson, American musician, died (b. 1923)
On 9, Saturday October 1999, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani businessman, died (b. 1914)
On 9, Friday October 2009, The world’s largest tensegrity bridge, the Kurilpa Bridge is opened in Brisbane
On 9, Thursday October 2014, A Cairns nurse is admitted to hospital after fears she may have been the first case of the Ebola virus. She is later tested negative.
On 9, Thursday October 2014, Jan Hooks, American actress and comedian, died (b. 1957)

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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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