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 6 September 1870, Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming, becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally since 1807.
On Tuesday, 6 September 1960, William Hamilton Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell, two American cryptologists, announce their defection to the Soviet Union at a press conference in Moscow.
On Sunday, 6 September 1970, Dawson’s Field hijackings, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks four passenger aircraft from Pan Am, TWA and Swissair on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zürich.
On Thursday, 6 September 1990, In Myanmar, the State Law and Order Restoration Council orders the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and five other political dissidents.
On Wednesday, 6 September 1995, NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serb forces continue, after repeated attempts at a solution to the Bosnian War fail.
On Wednesday, 6 September 2000, The last wholly Swedish-owned arms manufacturer, Bofors, is sold to American arms manufacturer United Defense.
On Wednesday, 6 September 2000, World leaders attend the Millennium Summit at U.N. Headquarters. [September 6–8 2000]
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