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 28 June 1870, Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
On 28 June 1895, The United States Court of Private Land Claims rules that James Reavis’s claim to the Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent”.
On Tuesday, 28 June 1960, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand arrives in Washington, D.C. for a 4-day royal visit to the U.S.
On Sunday, 28 June 1970, U.S. ground troops withdraw from Cambodia.
On Thursday, 28 June 1990, The Premiers’ Conference takes place and Prime Minister Bob Hawke outlines his vision of a new co-operative federalism for Australia for the 21st century.
On Wednesday, 28 June 2000, Elián González returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, ending a protracted custody battle.
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