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 7 September 1895, The first game of what will become known as rugby league football is played in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.
On Monday, 7 September 1970, An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.
On Monday, 7 September 1970, Fighting breaks out between Arab guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
On Thursday, 7 September 2000, died Bruce Gyngell, 71, television personality
On Thursday, 7 September 2000, Fuel protests take place in the United Kingdom, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country’s network of petrol stations halted. [September 7–14 2000]
On Tuesday, 7 September 2010, Seventeen days after the 2010 federal election, the three independent MPs holding the balance of power announce their decisions. Bob Katter announces he supports the Coalition. Several hours later, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott announce they will support Julia Gillard’s Labor government, allowing Gillard to inform the Governor-General that she is able to form a minority government.
On Tuesday, 7 September 2010, Israel becomes the 33rd member of the OECD.
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