On This Day: Thursday, 23 January 2020

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.

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

On 23 January  1845, The United States Congress establishes a uniform date for federal elections, which will henceforth be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

On 23 January 1870, Marias Massacre: U.S soldiers attack a peaceful camp of Piegan Blackfeet Indians, led by chief Heavy Runner.

On Friday, 23 January 1920, The Netherlands refuses to extradite the German Kaiser.

On Tuesday, 23 January 1945, WWII: Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.

On Tuesday, 23 January 1945, German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the start of Operation Hannibal, the mass evacuation by sea of German troops and civilians from the Courland Pocket, East Prussia and the Polish Corridor evacuating an estimated 800,000-900,000 German civilians and 350,000 soldiers from advancing Soviet forces.

On Friday, 23 January 1970, Joseph Fielding Smith becomes the 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

On Tuesday, 23 January 1990, The industrial tram dispute continues as 250 trams blockade the city of Melbourne.

On Monday, 23 January 1995, The Tasmanian Conservation Foundation commences court proceedings to overturn 2 of the 11 woodchip licenses issued by the Federal Government.

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On This Day: Wednesday, 22 January 2020

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.

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

On Thursday, 22 January 1920, The national Country Party of Australia is formed.

On Thursday, 22 January 1920, The Australian Country Party is officially formed, led by Nelson Pollard.

On Friday, 22 January 1960, In France, President Charles de Gaulle fires Jacques Massu, the commander-in-chief of the French troops in Algeria.

On Friday, 22 January 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend into the Mariana Trench in the bathyscaphe Trieste, reaching the depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 feet) and become the first human beings to reach the lowest spot on Earth.

On Thursday, 22 January 1970, Seven men, including high-ranking Victorian police officers are named in connection with an alleged abortion protection racket at the Victorian Government’s Board of Inquiry into allegations of police corruption over abortions.

On Thursday, 22 January 1970, Federal Cabinet reaches a final agreement on the introduction of common health fees acceptable to the Australian Medical Association.

On Thursday, 22 January 1970, Primary Industry Minister Doug Anthony announces at Casino that Australia has agreed to sell about 30,000 tons of meat 1970, worth about $25 million- to Russia within the next six months.

On Tuesday, 22 January 1980, Andrei Sakharov, Soviet scientist and human rights activist, is arrested in Moscow.

On Monday, 22 January 1990, Tram dispute talks break down in Melbourne.

On Monday, 22 January 1990, A gas leak causes the evacuation of a Melbourne building.

On Monday, 22 January 1990, John McEnroe is thrown out of the Australian Open Tennis Championships.

On Monday, 22 January 1990, The League of Communists of Yugoslavia votes to give up its monopoly on power.

On Monday, 22 January 1990, Robert Tappan Morris is convicted of releasing the Morris worm.

On Thursday, 22 January 2015, After Houthi forces seize the presidential palace, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi resigns after months of unrest.

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On This Day: Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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.

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

On 21 January 1895, The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is founded in England by Octavia Hill, Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley.

On Thursday, 21 January 1960, Coalbrook mining disaster: A coal mine collapses at Holly Country, South Africa, killing 435 miners.

On Thursday, 21 January 1960, Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica killing 37, the worst air disaster in Jamaica’s history and the first for Avianca.

On Wednesday, 21 January 1970, Dick Klugman, Labor MP for Prospect, reveals that a middle-aged Ukrainian migrant, Mr. Bronislaw Chyrzynski, had been held in Long Bay Gaol for nearly four weeks because he could not speak English.

On Wednesday, 21 January 1970, A thunderstorm in Brisbane causes damage to 1,000 homes, widespread power blackouts and peak-hour traffic chaos.

On Wednesday, 21 January 1970, Five lifeboatmen are killed when a Fraserburgh, Scotland vessel, The Duchess of Kent, capsizes.

On Wednesday, 21 January 1970, Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled Boeing 747 service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

On Monday, 21 January 1980, The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever (adjusted for inflation), at US$850 a troy ounce.[clarification needed]

On Monday, 21 January 1980, MS Athina B is beached at Brighton (England), becoming a temporary tourist attraction.

On Monday, 21 January 1980, At least 200 people are killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapses at Sincelejo, Colombia.

On Friday, 21 January 2000, Former Queensland Labor MP, Bill D’Arcy, is named as the political figure facing child-sex charges. He is committed to the District Court on 49 charges relating to his career as a school teacher.

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On This Day: Monday, 20 January 2020

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.

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

On 20 January 1870, SS City of Boston vanishes at sea, with all 177 aboard.

On Saturday, 20 January 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in for a fourth term as President of the United States, the only President ever to exceed two terms.

On Saturday, 20 January 1945, Germany begins the Evacuation of East Prussia.

On Tuesday, 20 January 1970, The Greater London Council announces its plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding (the barrier opens in 1981).

On Sunday, 20 January 1980, ATV-0 becomes ATV-10. This move prompts the 0–10 Network to change its name to Network Ten, although Brisbane’s TVQ-0 would continue to broadcast on Channel 0 until 1988. On the same night, Ten’s new drama series Arcade premieres. It is regarded as the biggest flop in Australian television history, costing over $3 million to make and being axed after 49 episodes.

On Sunday, 20 January 1980, The Pittsburgh Steelers win their fourth National Football League championship in six seasons, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 31–19 in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game was shown to the Americans held hostage in Iran

On Saturday, 20 January 1990, Cold War: Soviet troops occupy Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, under the state of emergency decree issued by Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, and kill over 130 protesters who were demonstrating for independence.

On Saturday, 20 January 1990, Clashes break out between Indian troops and Muslim separatists in Kashmir.

On Saturday, 20 January 1990, The government of Haiti declares a state of emergency, under which it suspends civil liberties, imposes censorship, and arrests political opponents. The state of siege is lifted on January 29.

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On This Day: Sunday, 19 January 2020

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.

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

On Monday, 19 January 1920, The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.

On Monday, 19 January 1920, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is founded.

On Friday, 19 January 1945, The Holocaust: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto; only 877 Jews of the initial population of 164,000 remain at this time.

On Tuesday, 19 January 1960, The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan is signed in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, 19 January 1970, Prime Minister John Gorton announces that Federal Cabinet has accepted the recommendation of a Senate select committee for Australia to adopt the metric system of weights and measures.

On Monday, 19 January 1970, The six Premiers unanimously agree in Adelaide to approach Prime Minister John Gorton with a long-range plan aimed at States levying their own income-tax.

On Monday, 19 January 1970, Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen agrees to a Commonwealth-State inquiry into oil-drilling on the Great Barrier Reef.

On Friday, 19 January 1990, A man is charged over an alleged plan to fire-bomb Parliament in Canberra.

On Friday, 19 January 1990, A fire breaks out in the historic Wool Store building in Brisbane.

On Friday, 19 January 1990, Queensland Premier Wayne Goss announces an independent inquiry into the logging industry on Fraser Island.

On Monday, 19 January 2015, Tennis: The 2015 Australian Open is held in Melbourne. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wins the Men’s Singles; the USA’s Serena Williams wins the Women’s Singles. [19 January to 1 February 2015]

On Monday, 19 January 2015, Queensland Police confirm that part of a skull found near at McGregor Creek in north Queensland is that of schoolgirl Marilyn Wallman, who vanished at the age of 14 while riding to school from the Mackay suburb of Eimeo in March 1972.

On Monday, 19 January 2015, The Eritrean Catholic Church is founded.

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On This Day: Saturday, 18 January 2020

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.

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

On Thursday, 18 January 1945, The Holocaust: The SS begins evacuation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Nearly 60,000 prisoners, mostly Jews, are forced to march to other locations in Germany; as many as 15,000 die. The 7,000 too sick to move are left without supplies being distributed.

On Thursday, 18 January 1990, Supreme Court of Victoria grants Alan Bond permission to sell an oilfield to raise cash.

On Thursday, 18 January 1990, A fateful outback trip in scorching conditions claims the lives of seven Aboriginal people from the Punmu community in the Great Sandy Desert.

On Tuesday, 18 January 2000, The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.

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