On This Day: Monday, 6 April 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 6 April 1895, The song ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is first performed at the North Gregory Hotel, Winton, Queensland.

On 6 April 1895, Banjo Paterson publishes his first major collection of poetry, The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses.

On 6 April 1895, Oscar Wilde is arrested in London for “gross indecency”, after losing a criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.

On Tuesday, 6 April 1920, The short-lived Far Eastern Republic is declared, in eastern Siberia.

On Friday, 6 April 1945, WWII: Sarajevo is liberated from Nazi Germany and the Independent State of Croatia (a fascist puppet state) by Yugoslav Partisans.

On Friday, 6 April 1945, The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville Island concludes with a decisive victory for the Australian Army’s 7th Brigade.

On Friday, 6 April 1945, Allied forces reach Merkers Salt Mines in Thuringia where gold reserves of the Nazi German Reichsbank are stored.

On Monday, 6 April 1970, BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the first edition of PM.

On Friday, 6 April 1990, Robert Mapplethorpe’s “The Perfect Moment” show of nude and homoerotic photographs opens at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, in spite of accusations of indecency by Citizens for Community Values.

On Thursday, 6 April 2000, Train carriages derail at Redfern, Sydney. No passengers are involved.

On Monday, 6 April 2015, Prince Harry starts a month-long secondment at Royal Military College in Duntroon.

 

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On This Day: Sunday, 5 April 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 Sunday, 5 April 2015, [and in July] Reclaim Australia organised Nationalist rallies in several Australian cities. Speakers at these rallies included Danny Nalliah, Pauline Hanson, and George Christensen.

On Sunday, 5 April 2015, died Gordon Moyes, 76, evangelist and politician, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (2002–2011)

 

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On This Day: Saturday, 4 April 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 Sunday, 4 April 1920, 1920 Palestine riots: Violence erupts between Arab and Jewish residents in Jerusalem; 9 are killed, 216 injured.

On Wednesday, 4 April 1945, WWII: American troops liberate their first Nazi concentration camp, Ohrdruf extermination camp in Germany.

On Wednesday, 4 April 1945, The Red Army enters Bratislava and pushes to the outskirts of Vienna, taking it on April 13 after several days of intense fighting.

On Monday, 4 April 1960, At the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, Ben-Hur wins a record number of Oscars, including Best Picture.

On Monday, 4 April 1960, Elvis Presley’s song “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” is recorded for the first time.

On Saturday, 4 April 1970, Fragments of burnt human remains believed to be those of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Magda Goebbels and the Goebbels children are crushed and scattered in the Biederitz river at a KGB center in Magdeburg, East Germany.

On Tuesday, 4 April 1995, New South Wales Premier Bob Carr assumes the Arts and Ethnic Affairs portfolio and Deputy Premier Andrew Refshauge assumes Health and Aboriginal Affairs.

On Tuesday, 4 April 1995, Peter Collins replaces John Fahey as New South Wales Liberal leader. Ron Phillps beats incumbent Kerry Chikarovski as Deputy Leader by 19:10.

 

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On This Day: Friday, 3 April 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 Tuesday, 3 April 1990, The Liberal Party of Australia leadership spill, 1990 takes place, with Dr. John Hewson being elected as Leader, and Peter Reith as Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party.

On Tuesday, 3 April 1990, The fourth Hawke Ministry is announced 1990. Treasurer Paul Keating replaces the retired Lionel Bowen as Deputy Prime Minister, Senator Graham Richardson transfers from the Environment portfolio to Social Security and the centre left faction loses out in the extensive reshuffle.

On Tuesday, 3 April 1990, The South Australian Government releases its final report on the ‘Murder of George Duncan’ finding that there was insufficient evidence to charge any person with the murder which took place on 10 May 1972.

On Monday, 3 April 2000, United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.

On Saturday, 3 April 2010, MV Shen Neng 1, a Chinese bulk carrier, runs aground off Great Keppel Island spilling fuel oil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

 

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On This Day: Thursday, 2 April 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 Friday, 2 April 1920, Edward, Prince of Wales arrives in the country to thank Australians for the part they played in World War I.

On Friday, 2 April 1920, The German army marches to the Ruhr, to fight the Ruhr Red Army.

On Wednesday, 2 April 1980, The St Pauls riot breaks out in Bristol.

On Friday, 2 April 2010, died Lady Sonia McMahon, 77, socialite and wife of William McMahon

On Thursday, 2 April 2015, 148 people are killed, the majority students, in a mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya, perpetrated by the militant terrorist organization Al-Shabaab.

 

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On This Day: Wednesday, 1 April 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 Sunday, 1 April 1945, WWII: Battle of Okinawa: The Tenth United States Army lands on Okinawa.

On Friday, 1 April 1960, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, 1st Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, Sultan of Selangor.

On Friday, 1 April 1960, The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1.

On Friday, 1 April 1960, The 1960 United States Census begins. There are 179,323,175 U.S. residents on this day. All people from Latin America are listed as white, including blacks from the Dominican Republic, European whites from Argentina and Mexicans who resemble Native Americans.

On Wednesday, 1 April 1970, American President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, banning cigarette television advertisements in the United States from January 1, 1971.

On Wednesday, 1 April 1970, American Motors Corporation introduces the Gremlin.

On Wednesday, 1 April 1970, The 1970 United States Census begins. There are 203,392,031 United States residents on this day.

On Tuesday, 1 April 1980, The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) is formed in Lusaka, Zambia.

On Tuesday, 1 April 1980, The Mariel boatlift from Cuba begins.

On Tuesday, 1 April 1980, New York City’s Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days.

On Tuesday, 1 April 1980, The 1980 United States Census begins. There are 226,545,805 United States residents on this day.

On Sunday, 1 April 1990, The Community Charge (poll tax) takes effect in England and Wales amid widespread protests.

On Sunday, 1 April 1990, Strangeways Prison riot: The longest prison riot in Britain’s history begins at Strangeways Prison in Manchester, and continues for 3 weeks and 3 days, until April 25.

On Sunday, 1 April 1990, The 1990 United States Census begins. There are 248,709,873 residents in the U.S.

 

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