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 28 December 1895, Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.
On Monday, 28 December 1970, Burgos Trial: Three Basques are sentenced to death, twelve others sentenced to imprisonment (terms from 12 to 62 years), and one is released.
On Monday, 28 December 1970, The suspected killers of Pierre Laporte, Jacques and Paul Rose and Francis Sunard, are arrested near Montreal.
On Tuesday, 28 December 2010, Wild Oats XI takes line honours for the fifth time in the 2010 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, although a protest is unsuccessfully raised over the yacht’s failure to report its position by radio as it entered Bass Strait at Green Cape.
On Monday, 28 December 2015, Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announces that 23 tests and procedures, including ear, nose and throat surgeries and diagnostic imaging, have been recommended for removal from the Medicare Benefits Schedule as part of major reforms to Medicare.
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