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 30 May 1845, Fatel Razack (Fath Al Razack, “Victory of Allah the Provider”, Arabic: قتح الرزاق) is the first ship to bring indentured labourers from India to Trinidad and Tobago, landing in the Gulf of Paria with 227 immigrants.
On Wednesday, 30 May 1945, The Iranian government demands that all Soviet and British troops leave the country.
On Monday, 30 May 1960, Cemal Gürsel forms the new government of Turkey (its 24th government, composed mostly of so-called “technocrats”).
On Wednesday, 30 May 1990, George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev begin a four-day summit meeting in Washington, D.C.
On Tuesday, 30 May 1995, Dorothy Davis disappeared. Believed murdered, her remains had not been located as of 4 August 2016, when the man convicted of her murder died.
On Sunday, 30 May 2010, The Australian team wins the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, defeating North Korea 5-4 on penalties after the two teams were level on 1-1 after extra time.
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