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 29 August 1895, The Northern Rugby Football Union (the modern-day Rugby Football League) is formed at a meeting of 21 rugby clubs at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, in the north of England, leading to the creation of the sport of rugby league football.
On 29 August 1895, The Mat Salleh Rebellion in North Borneo is incited.
On Monday, 29 August 1960, Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.
On Saturday, 29 August 1970, Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
On Tuesday, 29 August 1995, Eduard Shevardnadze, the Georgian head of state, survives an assassination attempt in Tbilisi.
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