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 Thursday, 4 October 1945, The Partizan Belgrade sports club is founded in Belgrade, Serbia.
On Sunday, 4 October 1970, American singer Janis Joplin dies at age 27 from an overdose of drugs.
On Sunday, 4 October 1970, Jochen Rindt becomes Formula One World Driving Champion, first to earn the honor posthumously.
On Sunday, 4 October 1970, In Bolivia, Army Commander General Rogelio Miranda and a group of officers rebel and demand the resignation of President Alfredo Ovando Candía, who fires him.
On Sunday, 4 October 1970, National Educational Television ends operations, being succeeded by PBS.
On Thursday, 4 October 1990, Moro conflict: Rebel forces seize two military posts on the island of Mindanao, Philippines before surrendering on October 6.
On Sunday, 4 October 2015, Rugby league: The North Queensland Cowboys win the 2015 NRL Grand Final, defeating the Brisbane Broncos 17–16 after a golden point.
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