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 11, Saturday September 1869, Work on the Wallace Monument is completed in Stirling, Scotland.
On 11, Saturday September 1869, Charles Kilpatrick (cyclist), American one-legged trick cyclist, born (d. 1927)
On 11, Thursday September 1919, Ota Šik, Czech economist and politician, born (d. 2004)
On 11, Monday September 1944, Alan Gilbert, academic and university Vice-Chancellor, born (d. 2010)
On 11, Monday September 1944, WWII: Laksevåg floating dry dock at Bergen (Norway) is sunk by British X-class submarine X-24.
On 11, Monday September 1944, An approaching formation of 36 US bombers is engaged by a German fighter squadron (Jagdgeschwader) in the Battle over the Ore Mountains. After the first German attack on the bombers, following US Mustangs attacked the German squadron in aerial dog fights.
On 11, Monday September 1944, Joseph Müller, German Roman Catholic priest and Servant of God (executed), died (b. 1894)
On 11, Friday September 1959, John Hawkes, American actor, born
On 11, Friday September 1959, Paul Douglas, American actor, died (b. 1907)
On 11, Thursday September 1969, Crystal Lewis, American Christian musician, born
On 11, Tuesday September 1979, Ariana Richards, American actress, born
On 11, Tuesday September 1979, Éric Abidal, French footballer, born
On 11, Tuesday September 1979, Cameron Richardson, American actress and model, born
On 11, Tuesday September 1979, Laurie Banfield, English footballer, died (b. 1889)
On 11, Sunday September 1994, Jessica Tandy, English-born American actress, died (b. 1909)
On 11, Saturday September 1999, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver, died (b. 1972)
On 11, Friday September 2009, Juan Almeida, Cuban revolutionary and politician, died (b. 1927)
On 11, Friday September 2009, Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist, died (b. 1958)