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 28 August 1845, The journal Scientific American begins publication.
On Saturday, 28 August 1920, The Start of the Bukhara operation: The Russian Red Army and Young Bukharians overthrow the Emirate of Bukhara, leading to the establishment of the Bukharan People’s Soviet Republic.
On Tuesday, 28 August 1990, The Plainfield Tornado (F5 on the Fujita scale) strikes the towns of Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 29 people (the strongest tornado to date to strike the Chicago metropolitan area).
On Friday, 28 August 2015, The Australian Border Force announces its officers would be placed throughout the Melbourne City Centre to conduct visa compliance checks over the upcoming weekend as part of a joint-agency exercise with Victoria Police called Operation Fortitude. After protests at the operation’s media launch at Flinders Street railway station, Victoria Police cancels the operation.
Images Citations in Composite: ID 17208541 © Anhong | Dreamstime.com; ID 35001957 © DiversityStudio1 | Dreamstime.com; ID 156394527 © Gerd Zahn | Dreamstime.com