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 5 June 1895, The Liberal Revolution begins in Ecuador, making the civil war more intense in this country.
On Saturday, 5 June 1920, Bolshevik cavalry break through Polish and Ukrainian lines south of Kiev, precipitating eventual withdrawal.
On Tuesday, 5 June 1945, The Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
On Sunday, 5 June 1960, The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
On Monday, 5 June 2000, Suncorp Stadium 2000.The 2000 State of Origin series is wrapped up by New South Wales in game two of the series against Queensland.
On Monday, 5 June 2000, 405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
On Friday, 5 June 2015, Monika Radulovic crowned Miss Universe Australia.
On Friday, 5 June 2015, Businessman and former Australian of the Year Alan Bond dies in a Perth hospital aged 77.
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