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 22 June 1870, The office of the Solicitor General of the United States is set up, to supervise and conduct government litigation in the United States Supreme Court.
On 22 June 1870, The U.S. Congress creates the United States Department of Justice.
On Tuesday, 22 June 1920, Greek Summer Offensive: Greece attacks Turkish troops.
On Friday, 22 June 1990, Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled.
On Thursday, 22 June 1995, Japanese police rescue 365 hostages from a hijacked All Nippon Airways Flight 857 (Boeing 747-200) at Hakodate airport. The hijacker was armed with a knife and demanded the release of Shoko Asahara.
On Monday, 22 June 2015, The Federal Government orders an inquiry into the Australian Broadcasting Corporation after former terrorism suspect Zaky Mallah appears on the Q&A programme.
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