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 16 November 1870, The Spanish Cortes Generales proclaims Amadeo de Saboya, as King Amadeus I of Spain.
On Tuesday, 16 November 1920, The Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service, later known as Qantas, is founded in Winton.
On Tuesday, 16 November 1920, born Colin Thiele, author (died 2006)
On November 16 1920, Queensland and Northern Territory Aviation Services (Qantas) is founded by Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness.
On Friday, 16 November 1945, Charles de Gaulle is unanimously elected president of France by the provisional government.
On Friday, 16 November 1945, Cold War: The United States controversially imports 88 German scientists to help in the production of rocket technology.
On Friday, 16 November 1945, Agreement for the foundation of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) at a meeting in London.
On Friday, 16 November 1945, Casper the Friendly Ghost, an animated character debuts in The Friendly Ghost.
On Friday, 16 November 1945, The motion picture The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland, is released. The most realistic film portrayal of alcoholism up to this time, it wins several Academy Awards in the following year.
On Friday, 16 November 1945, Yeshiva College is founded in New York City.
On Monday, 16 November 1970, The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar flies for the first time.
On Friday, 16 November 1990, Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Queensland Premier Wayne Goss announce that the Federal and State Governments will provide $11 million to manage the 621,566 hectares of rainforest between Townsville and Cooktown.
On Thursday, 16 November 1995, A United Nations tribunal charges Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić with genocide during the Bosnian War.
On Monday, 16 November 2015, died Barbara Thiering, 85, theologian, historian and writer
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