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, 4 December 1945, By a vote of 65–7, the United States Senate approves the entry of the United States into the United Nations.
On Sunday, 4 December 1960, The admission of Mauritania to the United Nations is vetoed by the Soviet Union.
On Friday, 4 December 1970, The Spanish government declares a 3-month martial law in the Basque county of Guipuzco, over strikes and demonstrations.
On Friday, 4 December 1970, The U.N. announces that Portuguese navy and army units were responsible for the attempted invasion of Guinea.
On Monday, 4 December 1995, A gas explosion at Kogarah railway station, Sydney kills two people.
On Friday, 4 December 2015, In a landmark case, the Melbourne Magistrates Court finds 54-year-old Uber driver, Nathan Brenner, guilty of operating as a commercial driver without proper accreditation and imposes a fine of $900.
On Friday, 4 December 2015, Two die of drug overdoses at the Stereosonic music festivals in Sydney and Adelaide.
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