On This Day: Friday, 25 December 2020

December 25, 2020
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 […]

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, 25 December 1920, The Rosicrucian Fellowship’s spiritual healing temple The Ecclesia is dedicated at Mount Ecclesia, Oceanside, California.

On Friday, 25 December 1970, The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.

On Tuesday, 25 December 1990, Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov commissioned.

On Monday, 25 December 2000, The Luoyang Christmas fire at a shopping center in China kills 309 people.

On Saturday, 25 December 2010, died Gavin Brown, 68, academic

On Friday, 25 December 2015, At least 116 homes are destroyed by bushfires in Wye River and Separation Creek in the Great Ocean Road region of Victoria.

 

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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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