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 8 June 1845, Former U.S. President Andrew Jackson dies, at the Hermitage in Tennessee.
On Monday, 8 June 1970, A coup in Argentina brings a new junta of service chiefs; on June 18, Roberto M. Levingston becomes President.
On Friday, 8 June 1990, Two major Queensland firms involved in the building industry collapse, costing hundreds of jobs and leaving projects worth millions of dollars in jeopardy.
On Friday, 8 June 1990, The 1990 FIFA World Cup begins in Italy. This was the first broadcast of digital HDTV in history; Europe would not begin HDTV broadcasting en masse until 2004.
On Friday, 8 June 1990, Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Shamir ends 88 days with only an acting government by forming a coalition of right-wing and religious parties led by Shamir’s Likud party.
On Friday, 8 June 1990, In the Czechoslovakian parliamentary election, Czechoslovakia’s first free election since 1946, the Civic Forum wins the most seats but fails to secure a majority.
On Thursday, 8 June 1995, The Tasmanian Labor Party and unions reach a historic agreement to overturn the Groom industrial relations regime if Labor wins office.
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