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, 26 April 1920, The Khorezm People’s Soviet Republic is officially created by Bolshevist Russia, as the successor to the Khanate of Khiva.
On Thursday, 26 April 1945, WWII: Battle of Bautzen: The last “successful” German panzer-offensive in Bautzen ends with the city recaptured.
On Thursday, 26 April 1945, The British 3rd Infantry Division under General Whistler captures Bremen.
On Thursday, 26 April 1945, Nazi surrenders mean the British and Canadians now control the German border with Switzerland from Basle to Lake Constance.
On Sunday, 26 April 1970, The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is founded.
On Saturday, 26 April 1980, Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
On Sunday, 26 April 2015, Australian Renu Fotadar is one of 19 killed at Everest Base Camp in an avalanche triggered by an earthquake.
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