On This Day: Monday, 21 December 2020

December 21, 2020
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 […]

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 Friday, 21 December 1945, General George S. Patton dies from injuries sustained in a car accident on December 9 in Germany.

On Monday, 21 December 1970, The Grumman F-14 Tomcat makes its first flight.

On Thursday, 21 December 1995, South Australian Royal Commissioner, Iris Stevens finds that Aboriginal women had “fabricated” beliefs on which they grounded opposition to the building of the Hindmarsh bridge.

On Tuesday, 21 December 2010, The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place.

On Monday, 21 December 2015, West Australian Treasurer Mike Nahan releases the State’s mid-year Budget review, announcing that as a result of back-to-back deficits, this year’s deficit will hit $3.1 billion as opposed to the $2.7 billion outlined in the Budget.

 

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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