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, 14 February 1920, The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago.

On Wednesday, 14 February 1945, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru join the United Nations.

On Saturday, 14 February 1970, The iconic live album The Who: Live at Leeds is recorded.

On Wednesday, 14 February 1990, A report is released which condemns the police rescue effort during the Newcastle earthquake.

On Wednesday, 14 February 1990, Austin Lewis is removed from the shadow frontbench for declaring that Andrew Peacock was “gone” if the lost the next election.

On Wednesday, 14 February 1990, The Pale Blue Dot photograph of Earth is sent back from the Voyager 1 probe after completing its primary mission, from around 3.5 billion miles away.

On Sunday, 14 February 2010, Sydney FC defeats Melbourne Victory 2-0 in the final match of the home-and-away season of the 2009–10 A-League, securing the club its second A-League premiership and a spot in the 2011 AFC Champions League.

On Saturday, 14 February 2015, Cricket: The 2015 Cricket World Cup is held in Australia and New Zealand. The host nations play the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final, with Australia winning by 7 wickets. [14 February to 29 March 2015]

On Saturday, 14 February 2015, Annastacia Palaszczuk is sworn in as the 39th Premier of Queensland.

On Saturday, 14 February 2015, Two people were killed and five policemen wounded in Copenhagen, Denmark, at a shooting at Krudtønden cultural centre and the Great Synagogue.


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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