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 10 July 1895, The Doukhobors’ pacifist protests culminate in the “burning of the arms” in the South Caucasus.
On Sunday, 10 July 1960, The Soviet Union national football team defeats the Yugoslavian national football team 2–1 in Paris to win the first European Soccer Championship.
On Tuesday, 10 July 1990, Bob Hawke becomes Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister (after Robert Menzies).
On Monday, 10 July 1995, Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest.
On Monday, 10 July 2000, In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
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