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, 3 October 1920, The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race first runs in Paris.
On Monday, 3 October 1960, Jânio Quadros is elected President of Brazil for a five-year term.
On Saturday, 3 October 1970, In Lebanon, the government of Prime Minister Rashid Karami resigns.
On Saturday, 3 October 1970, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is formed.
On Saturday, 3 October 1970, The Weather Bureau is renamed to National Weather Service, as part of NOAA.
On Saturday, 3 October 1970, Pope Paul VI names Saint Catherine of Siena as the second female Doctor of the Church.
On Friday, 3 October 1980, English rock band The Police release their third studio album, Zenyattà Mondatta.
On Friday, 3 October 1980, The main-belt asteroid 2404 Antarctica is discovered by Antonín Mrkos at Kleť, South Bohemian Region, Czechoslovakia.
On Wednesday, 3 October 1990, The former flag of West Germany becomes the flag of all Germany.
On Wednesday, 3 October 1990, Cold War: East Germany and West Germany reunify into a single Germany.
On Tuesday, 3 October 1995, O. J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
On Saturday, 3 October 2015, Australian rules football: Hawthorn wins its third consecutive AFL Grand Final, defeating the West Coast Eagles 16.11 (107) to 8.13 (61).
On Saturday, 3 October 2015, A United States airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Afghanistan accidentally kills an estimated 20 people.
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