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 30, Tuesday October 1894, Domenico Menegatti obtains a patent for a procedure, to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
On 30, Tuesday October 1894, Juan Cortina, Mexican folk hero, died (b. 1824)
On 30, Thursday October 1919, Stane Kavčič, Prime Minister of Slovenia, born (d. 1987)
On 30, Monday October 1944, The Holocaust: Anne Frank and her sister Margot are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
On 30, Monday October 1944, Appalachian Spring, a ballet by Martha Graham with music by Aaron Copland, debuts at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in the lead role.
On 30, Monday October 1944, Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi businessman and politician, born (d. 2015)
On 30, Thursday October 1969, Stanislav Gross, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, born (d. 2015)
On 30, Thursday October 1969, Snow, Canadian singer, born
On 30, Tuesday October 1979, Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress, born
On 30, Tuesday October 1979, Barnes Wallis, British aeronautical engineer, died (b. 1887)
On 30, Tuesday October 1979, Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini, died (b. 1890)
On 30, Monday October 1989, Shawn Eichman, Dave Blalock, Dread Scott, and Joey Johnson burn American flags on steps of U.S. Capitol Building to protest Flag Protection Act
On 30, Monday October 1989, Nastia Liukin, American artistic gymnast and Olympic gold medalist, born
On 30, Monday October 1989, Pedro Vargas, Mexican singer and actor, died (b. 1904)
On 30, Sunday October 1994, Miyū Tsuzurahara, Japanese actress, born
On 30, Saturday October 1999, Wang Yan, Chinese gymnast, born
On 30, Friday October 2009, Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist, died (b. 1908)
On 30, Thursday October 2014, Harcourt Dowsley, 95, cricket and football player., died
On 30, Thursday October 2014, Ida Elizabeth Osbourne, 98, radio broadcaster, founder of the ABC’s Argonauts Club., died
On 30, Thursday October 2014, Thomas Menino, American politician, died (b. 1942)