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, 3 April 1990, The Liberal Party of Australia leadership spill, 1990 takes place, with Dr. John Hewson being elected as Leader, and Peter Reith as Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party.
On Tuesday, 3 April 1990, The fourth Hawke Ministry is announced 1990. Treasurer Paul Keating replaces the retired Lionel Bowen as Deputy Prime Minister, Senator Graham Richardson transfers from the Environment portfolio to Social Security and the centre left faction loses out in the extensive reshuffle.
On Tuesday, 3 April 1990, The South Australian Government releases its final report on the ‘Murder of George Duncan’ finding that there was insufficient evidence to charge any person with the murder which took place on 10 May 1972.
On Monday, 3 April 2000, United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
On Saturday, 3 April 2010, MV Shen Neng 1, a Chinese bulk carrier, runs aground off Great Keppel Island spilling fuel oil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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