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, 28 March 1920, The 1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak hits the Great Lakes region and Deep South, of the United States.
On Friday, 28 March 1980, Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, 28 March 1990, U.S. President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
On Sunday, 28 March 2010, British driver Jenson Button wins the 2010 Australian Grand Prix for McLaren, his second successive victory in the race. He finishing 12 seconds ahead of Polish driver Robert Kubica.
On Saturday, 28 March 2015, A state election is held in New South Wales, and is won by the Coalition government led by Mike Baird.
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