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, 19 June 1960, The Associated Broadcasting Company (modern-day TV5) is founded in the Philippines.
On Friday, 19 June 1970, The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed into international law, providing a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions.
On Tuesday, 19 June 1990, Solomon Lew’s luxury cruiser “Voyage Solo” erupts into flames at North Wharf.
On Tuesday, 19 June 1990, Tasmanian Labor Party Senator Terry Aulich is cleared of an assault charge.
On Tuesday, 19 June 1990, The Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is founded in Moscow.
On Saturday, 19 June 2010, A by-election is held for the New South Wales state electorate of Penrith. The by-election was won by the Liberal Party candidate Stuart Ayres with a record swing of 25.7% in two party preferred terms. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Karyn Paluzzano after an admission that she lied to the Independent Commission Against Corruption and her subsequent expulsion from the Australian Labor Party.
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