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, 6 December 1990, Saddam Hussein releases a group of Western hostages he captured.
On Thursday, 6 December 1990, President Hussain Muhammad Ershad of Bangladesh is forced to resign following massive protests; he is replaced by Shahabuddin Ahmed, who becomes interim president.
On Monday, 6 December 2010, died Norman Hetherington, 89, cartoonist and creator of Mr. Squiggle
On Sunday, 6 December 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces that the Federal Government will implement 38 recommendations from the National Ice Taskforce and will spend more than $300 million implementing a new strategy aimed at tackling ice drug addiction.
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