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 Wednesday, 6 June 1945, King Haakon VII of Norway returns to Norway.
On Tuesday, 6 June 1995, U.S. astronaut Norman Thagard breaks NASA’s space endurance record of 14 days, 1 hour and 16 minutes, aboard the Russian space station Mir.
On Tuesday, 6 June 1995, The Constitutional Court of South Africa abolishes capital punishment in South Africa in the case of S v Makwanyane and Another.
On Saturday, 6 June 2015, The governments of India and Bangladesh officially ratify their 1974 agreement to exchange enclaves along their border.
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