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 Monday, 15 November 1920, In Geneva, the first assembly of the League of Nations is held.
On Thursday, 15 November 1945, Harry S. Truman, Clement Attlee, and Mackenzie King share nuclear information with the U.N. and call for a United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
On Thursday, 15 November 1945, An offensive is begun in Manchuria by the Chinese Nationalists against further infiltration by the Chinese Communists.
On Tuesday, 15 November 1960, A Polaris missile is test-launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida
On Thursday, 15 November 1990, STS-38: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on a classified U.S. military mission.
On Thursday, 15 November 1990, President Bush signed new Clean Air Act, focused on urban pollution and cancer-causing emissions from industrial sources.
On Wednesday, 15 November 1995, Legislation decriminalising owning or working in a brothel is passed by the New South Wales Legislative Council, thereby fulfilling the recommendations of the Wood police corruption inquiry.
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