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 5 December 1845, The Templars of Honor and Temperance is founded in the United States.
On Sunday, 5 December 1920, A referendum in Greece is favorable to the reinstatement of the monarchy.
On Wednesday, 5 December 1945, A flight of United States Navy Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers known as Flight 19 disappears on a training exercise from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale.
On Monday, 5 December 1960, Pierre Lagaillarde, who led the insurrections in 1958 and 1960 in Algeria, fails to appear in court in Paris, France. He has reportedly fled with his four fellow defendants to Spain en route to Algeria.
On Monday, 5 December 1960, Boynton v. Virginia: The Supreme Court of the United States declares that segregation in public transportation is illegal in the United States.
On Saturday, 5 December 1970, The Asian and Australian tour of Pope Paul VI ends.
On Saturday, 5 December 1970, Fluminense wins the Brazil Football Championship.
On Saturday, 5 December 2015, Liberal staffer Trent Zimmerman wins Joe Hockey’s former seat of North Sydney in the North Sydney by-election.
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