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 9 October 1845, The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
On Saturday, 9 October 1920, Polish–Lithuanian War: Polish troops take Vilnius.
On Tuesday, 9 October 1945, Pierre Laval is sentenced to death for collaboration with the Nazis in Vichy France.
On Friday, 9 October 1970, The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia which begins the Civil War with the Khmer Rouge.
On Thursday, 9 October 1980, The standard-gauge railway from Tarcoola to Alice Springs is opened.
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