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 Monday, 25 July 1960, The Woolworth Company’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, the location of a sit-in that had sparked demonstrations by Negroes across the Southern United States, serves a meal to its first black customer.
On Monday, 25 July 1960, In Chicago, the 1960 Republican National Convention nominates Vice President Richard Nixon as its candidate for President of the United States, and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., as its candidate to become the new Vice-President. [July 25–28 1960]
On Friday, 25 July 1980, The album Back in Black is released by the Australian band AC/DC.
On Wednesday, 25 July 1990, George Carey, Bishop of Bath and Wells, is named as the new Archbishop of Canterbury in the Church of England.
On Wednesday, 25 July 1990, The Serb Democratic Party (Croatia) declares the sovereignty of the Serbs in Croatia.
On Tuesday, 25 July 1995, The count in Mundingburra is complete. Labor wins by 16 votes, with Labor claiming a one-seat victory (45 seats), Nationals won 29 seats, Liberals won 14 seats and 1 Independent.
On Tuesday, 25 July 2000, Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
On Sunday, 25 July 2010, WikiLeaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
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