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, 11 January 1920, The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic is recognised de facto by European powers in Versailles.

On Sunday, 11 January 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs shock the football world by beating heavily favorite Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV.

On Friday, 11 January 1980, Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master.

On Thursday, 11 January 1990, Singing Revolution: In the Lithuania SSR, 300,000 demonstrate for independence.

On Tuesday, 11 January 2000, Australia’s biggest ecstasy haul is discovered in Brisbane and seven are arrested.

On Tuesday, 11 January 2000, Another 83 asylum seekers arrive in Darwin

On Tuesday, 11 January 2000, Australian troops return home from East Timor

On Tuesday, 11 January 2000, A commuter train derails in Hornsby, Sydney.

On Tuesday, 11 January 2000, NRL announces strict penalties for clubs found guilty of breaching salary caps

Images Citations in Composite: ID 17208541 © Anhong |; ID 35001957 © DiversityStudio1 |; ID 156394527 © Gerd Zahn |


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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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