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 Wednesday, 14 December 1960, First tied Test by the West Indian cricket team in Australia in Brisbane.
On Wednesday, 14 December 1960, Antoine Gizenga proclaims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that he has taken over as the country’s premier.
On Sunday, 14 December 1980, Four people are murdered and four others are injured by two armed robbers at Bob’s Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, in what is one of the city’s most brutal crimes ever.
On Thursday, 14 December 1995, The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris, officially ending the Bosnian War.
On Tuesday, 14 December 2010, died Ruth Park, 93, author.
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