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 Tuesday, 2 November 1920, Poitrel wins the Melbourne Cup
On Tuesday, 2 November 1920, United States presidential election, 1920: Republican U. S. Senator Warren G. Harding defeats Democratic Governor of Ohio James M. Cox and Socialist Eugene V. Debs, in the first national U.S. election in which women have the right to vote.
On Tuesday, 2 November 1920, In the United States, KDKA AM of Pittsburgh (owned by Westinghouse) starts broadcasting as a commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the results of the presidential election.
On Tuesday, 2 November 1920, Meiji Shrine, one of many landmark spots in Tokyo, is officially built in Japan.
On Wednesday, 2 November 1960, Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity, in the case of D. H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
On Friday, 2 November 1990, British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky Television merge to form BSkyB as a result of massive losses.
On Thursday, 2 November 1995, The Supreme Court of Argentina orders the extradition of Erich Priebke, ex-S.S. captain.
On Thursday, 2 November 2000, The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
On Tuesday, 2 November 2010, French horse ‘Americain’, ridden by Gérald Mossé, wins the 150th Melbourne Cup.
On Monday, 2 November 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces that the knight and dame classes of honours of the Order of Australia will be abolished, eighteen months after they were re-introduced by Tony Abbott.
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