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 24 August 1870, The Red River Rebellion, ends with the arrival of the Wolseley Expedition, and the fleeing of Louis Riel.
On Monday, 24 August 1970, Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.
On Friday, 24 August 1990, The Armenian SSR declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
On Friday, 24 August 1990, Northern Ireland writer Brian Keenan is released from Lebanon after being held hostage for nearly 5 years.
On Thursday, 24 August 1995, Microsoft releases Windows 95.
On Thursday, 24 August 2000, The Nintendo GameCube is revealed.
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