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, 29 June 1945, Czechoslovakia cedes Carpathian Ruthenia to the Soviet Union.
On Sunday, 29 June 1980, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland making her the first woman democratically elected as head of state.
On Thursday, 29 June 1995, Lisa Clayton completes her 10-month solo circumnavigation from the Northern Hemisphere.
On Thursday, 29 June 1995, STS-71: Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir space station for the first time.
On Thursday, 29 June 1995, The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 502 and injuring 937.
On Thursday, 29 June 1995, Iraq disarmament crisis: According to UNSCOM, the unity of the U.N. Security Council begins to fray, as a few countries, particularly France and Russia, become more interested in making financial deals with Iraq than in disarming the country.
On Tuesday, 29 June 2010, The Victorian government officially proclaims the creation of four new National Parks, based around the River Red Gum forests in the state’s north—Barmah National Park, Gunbower National Park, Lower Goulburn River National Park and Warby-Ovens National Park.
On Tuesday, 29 June 2010, Jayant Patel is found guilty on three counts of manslaughter and one count of grievous bodily harm for his actions as Director of Surgery at Bundaberg Base Hospital between 2003 and 2005.
On Monday, 29 June 2015, The Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference is held in Perth.
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