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 13 July 1870, The Ems Dispatch serves as a reason for a war between Prussia and France.On Tuesday, 13 July 1920, The London County Council bars foreigners from council jobs.
On Friday, 13 July 1945, Ben Chifley is elected as leader of the Australian Labor Party, becoming the 16th Prime Minister of Australia.
On Wednesday, 13 July 1960, U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy is nominated for President of the United States at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
On Monday, 13 July 2015, A Royal Commission into family violence begins hearings in Melbourne.
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