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 19 September 1870, Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Paris begins.
On Saturday, 19 September 1970, The South Sydney Rabbitohs defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the NSWRL Grand Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Souths captain John Sattler played most of the game with a broken jaw.
On Saturday, 19 September 1970, The first Glastonbury Festival is held, at a farm belonging to Michael Eavis.
On Saturday, 19 September 1970, Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
On Tuesday, 19 September 1995, The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.
On Saturday, 19 September 2015, Former SAS captain Andrew Hastie wins the Canning by-election in Western Australia.
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