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 Tuesday, 27 March 1945, WWII: Argentina declares war on Germany and Japan.
On Thursday, 27 March 1980, The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
On Thursday, 27 March 1980, The Silver Thursday market crash occurs in the United States.
On Tuesday, 27 March 1990, The United States begins broadcasting Radio y Televisión Martí to Cuba.
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