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, 9 November 1945, Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan is founded.
On Monday, 9 November 1970, The Soviet Union launches Luna 17.
On Monday, 9 November 1970, Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 not to hear a case by the state of Massachusetts, about the constitutionality of a state law granting Massachusetts residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
On Friday, 9 November 1990, A new constitution comes into effect in the Kingdom of Nepal, establishing multiparty democracy and constitutional monarchy; this is the culmination of the 1990 People’s Movement.
On Friday, 9 November 1990, The Parliament of Singapore enacts the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act.
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