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 1 November 1870, born Christopher Brennan (died 1932), poet
On 1 November 1870, In the United States, the newly created Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast: “High winds at Chicago and Milwaukee… and along the Lakes”.
On 1 November 1895, The Berlin Wintergarten theatre was the site of the first cinema ever, with a short movie presented by the Skladanowsky brothers
On Thursday, 1 November 1945, International Labour Organization’s new constitution comes into effect.
On Thursday, 1 November 1945, John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of the magazine Ebony.
On Thursday, 1 November 1945, Telechron introduces the model 8H59 Musalarm, the first clock radio.
On Tuesday, 1 November 1960, Hi Jinx wins the Melbourne Cup
On Sunday, 1 November 1970, Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, kills 146.
On Sunday, 1 November 1970, Three Pakistanis and a Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, Zygfryd Wolniak (pl), are killed at Karachi airport, Pakistan.
On Thursday, 1 November 1990, The Australian domestic aviation market is deregulated.
On Thursday, 1 November 1990, [In November] The earliest known portable digital camera sold in the United States ships.
On Thursday, 1 November 1990, Mary Robinson defeats odds-on favorite Brian Lenihan to become the first female President of Ireland.
On Wednesday, 1 November 1995, [in November] The rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) escapes from an island testing station in South Australia & quickly spreads into Victoria. It is estimated that the feral rabbit population would be permanently reduced by 60%.
On Wednesday, 1 November 1995, Federal Opposition Leader John Howard attempts to mend relations with the Asian community, telling Chinese business people in Melbourne how he values their commercial networks.
On Wednesday, 1 November 1995, [in November] The Indian government officially renames the city of Bombay, restoring the name Mumbai.
On Wednesday, 1 November 1995, NASA loses contact with the Pioneer 11 probe.
On Wednesday, 1 November 1995, Participants in the Yugoslav Wars begin negotiations at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
On Wednesday, 1 November 2000, [in November] New South Wales suffers its worst floods in 40 years, with 240 cm of rain falling in one week.
On Wednesday, 1 November 2000, Former Queensland Labor MP Bill D’Arcy is found guilty of 18 child sex charges committed while he was a school teacher.
On Monday, 1 November 2010, Surfer Stephanie Gilmore wins the 2010 ASP World Tour, her fourth world championship.
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