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 27 November 1895, At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after his death.
On Friday, 27 November 1970, Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza tries to assassinate Pope Paul VI during his visit in Manila.
On Tuesday, 27 November 1990, Women’s suffrage is introduced in the last Swiss half-canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.
On Saturday, 27 November 2010, A state election is held in Victoria. The Liberal/National coalition led by Ted Baillieu wins a two-seat majority.
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