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 Saturday, 12 June 1920, Polish–Soviet War: The Red Army retakes Kiev.
On Tuesday, 12 June 1945, The Yugoslav Army leaves Trieste, leaving the New Zealand Army in control.
On Friday, 12 June 1970, NDFLOAG guerrillas attack military garrisons at Izki and Nizwa in Oman.
On Tuesday, 12 June 1990, Cold War: The Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
On Tuesday, 12 June 1990, In the Algerian local elections, Algeria’s first multiparty election since 1962, the Islamic Salvation Front wins control of more than half of municipalities and 32 of Algeria’s 48 provinces.
On Saturday, 12 June 2010, Timana Tahu withdraws from the New South Wales team for the second match of the 2010 State of Origin series after assistant coach Andrew Johns made racially disparaging comments about Queensland player Greg Inglis.
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