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 Friday, 3 July 1970, The French Army detonates a 914 kiloton thermonuclear device in the Mururoa Atoll. It is their fourth and largest nuclear test.
On Friday, 3 July 2015, Volcanic ash cloud strands Bali holiday-makers, disrupting several flights in Australia.
On Friday, 3 July 2015, Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh is stabbed to death during a domestic dispute. His son Cy is charged with murder.
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