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 Tuesday, 22 November 1960, The United Nations supports the government of Joseph Kasavubu and Joseph Mobutu in the Republic of the Congo.
On Sunday, 22 November 1970, Guinean president Ahmed Sékou Touré accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry. November 23–24 1970: The Guinean army repels the landing attempts.
On Thursday, 22 November 1990, Margaret Thatcher announces she will not contest the second ballot of the leadership election for the Conservative Party.
On Wednesday, 22 November 1995, The 7.3 Mw Gulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.
On Wednesday, 22 November 1995, The first-ever full-length computer-animated feature film, Toy Story, is released by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures.
On Wednesday, 22 November 2000, Jim Elder resigns as Queensland Deputy Premier, citing allegations of electoral rorting within the Labor Party currently under investigation by the Shepherdson Inquiry.
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