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, 27 September 1920, Polish–Soviet War: Bolshevist Russia sues for peace with Poland.
On Sunday, 27 September 1970, Richard Nixon begins a tour of Europe, visiting Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
On Sunday, 27 September 1970, Pope Paul VI names Saint Teresa of Ávila as the first female Doctor of the Church.
On Saturday, 27 September 1980, The Canterbury Bulldogs defeat the Eastern Suburbs Roosters (now Sydney Roosters) 18–4 to win the 73rd NSWRL premiership. It is the first premiership for Canterbury since 1942 & the last ever grand final played on a Saturday. In the process, Steve Gearin scores one of the most spectacular tries in history.
On Saturday, 27 September 1980, On the same day, the Richmond Tigers (23.21.159) defeat the Collingwood Magpies (9.24.78) to win the 84th VFL premiership. It was the last premiership win for Richmond until 2017.
On Saturday, 27 September 1980, The Richmond Football Club of Melbourne (Australia) defeats Collingwood by 81 points in the VFL Grand Final. It will be 37 years until they win another, the 2017 AFL Grand Final).
On Thursday, 27 September 1990, David Souter is confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court, replacing retiring Justice William Brennan.
On Wednesday, 27 September 1995, Bob Denard’s mercenaries capture President Said Mohammed Djohor of the Comoros; the local army does not resist. [September 27–28 1995]
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