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 21 June 1845, News of the discovery of a rich body of copper ore at Burra, South Australia is published in Adelaide newspapers.
On Thursday, 21 June 1945, WWII: The Battle of Okinawa ends with US occupation of the island until 1972.
On Sunday, 21 June 1970, Brazil defeats Italy 4–1 to win the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
On Sunday, 21 June 1970, Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, the largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
On Thursday, 21 June 1990, The 7.4 Mw Manjil–Rudbar earthquake affects northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000–50,000, and injuring 60,000–105,000.
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