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 Sunday, 15 April 1945, WWII: The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated by British and Canadian forces.
On Sunday, 15 April 1945, The Canadian First Army reaches the coast in the northern Netherlands and captures Arnhem.
On Thursday, 15 April 2010, died Sir Edward Woodward, 81, judge
On Wednesday, 15 April 2015, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announces that the Government has reached a deal with the East West Connect consortium to pay them $339 million in costs after cancelling the contracts for the East West Link, Melbourne road project.
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