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, 25 April 1945, Founding negotiations for the United Nations begin in San Francisco.
On Wednesday, 25 April 1945, WWII 1945. Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops link up at the Elbe River, cutting Germany in two.
On Wednesday, 25 April 1945, WWII: Last major strategic bombing raid by RAF Bomber Command, the destruction of the oil refinery at Tønsberg in southern Norway by 107 Avro Lancasters.
On Friday, 25 April 1980, Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing all 146 occupants and marking the worst air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft in terms of loss of life.
On Wednesday, 25 April 1990, Violeta Chamorro is elected President of Nicaragua, the first woman elected in her own right as a head of state in the Americas.
On Saturday, 25 April 2015, The centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign is commemorated on Anzac Day.
On Saturday, 25 April 2015, A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal and causes 8,857 deaths in Nepal, 130 in India, 27 in China and 4 in Bangladesh with a total of 9,018 deaths.
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