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, 21 September 1920, The Communist Party of Uruguay is founded.
On Monday, 21 September 1970, Palestinian armed forces reinforce guerillas in Irbidi, Jordan.
On Monday, 21 September 1970, Monday Night Football debuts on ABC; the Cleveland Browns defeat the New York Jets 31–21 in front of more than 85,000 fans at Cleveland Stadium.
On Sunday, 21 September 1980, Bülent Ulusu, ex admiral, forms the new government of Turkey (44th government, composed mostly of technocrats).
On Monday, 21 September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull drops Joe Hockey from the ministry, appoints Scott Morrison as Federal Treasurer and Marise Payne as Australia’s first female Defence Minister.
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