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 Wednesday, 19 December 1945, John Amery, British Fascist, at the age of 33 executed by the British Government for treason.
On Monday, 19 December 1960, Fire sweeps through the USS Constellation, to become the U.S. Navy’s largest aircraft carrier, while she is under construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; killing 50 workers and injuring 150.
On Friday, 19 December 1980, The Woolworths Maitland store, near Newcastle, New South Wales is bombed, suffering more than $300,000 worth of damage.
On Saturday, 19 December 2015, 12 houses are destroyed by a wildfire in Scotsburn.
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