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 Thursday, 8 February 1945, The Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, championed by the charismatic native leader, Elizabeth Peratrovich. The territorial Senate voted on the bill and it was passed, after being defeated just two years before in 1943 by the territorial legislature.
On Thursday, 8 February 1990, An oil slick pollutes Victoria’s Ninety Mile Beach.
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