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, 14 November 1920, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra holds its first concert.
On Monday, 14 November 1960, Belgium threatens to leave the United Nations over criticism of its policy concerning the Republic of the Congo.
On Monday, 14 November 1960, Stéblová train disaster: A head-on collision between two trains in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, kills 117 people.
On Saturday, 14 November 1970, Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, West Virginia; all 75 on board, including 37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University football team, are killed.
On Saturday, 14 November 1970, The Soviet Union enters the ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of the organization.
On Wednesday, 14 November 1990, Former Queensland Health Minister Leisha Harvey is sentenced to twelve months in gaol after being found guilty of thirteen counts of misappropriating public money.
On Wednesday, 14 November 1990, Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming the border at the Oder–Neisse line.
On Tuesday, 14 November 1995, Commissioner Marks delivers his final report, damning Carmen Lawrence’s role in the Easton affair, the weight of her colleagues’ evidence being against her version.
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