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 Sunday, 13 September 1970, The covert incursion of Operation Tailwind is instigated by the American forces in southeast Laos.
On Sunday, 13 September 1970, The first New York City Marathon begins.
On Wednesday, 13 September 1995, The Queensland Government abandons the controversial Eastern Tollway to link Brisbane with the Gold Coast, having lost 4 seats in the affected area.
On Wednesday, 13 September 2000, Steve Jobs introduces the public beta of Mac OS X for US$29.95.
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