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 Tuesday, 7 June 1960, U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy wins the California Democratic primary.
On Sunday, 7 June 1970, The Who become the first act to perform rock music (their rock opera, Tommy) at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
On Saturday, 7 June 1980, The Northern Territory general election, 1980 takes place and Paul Everingham’s Country Liberal Party government is re-elected.
On Thursday, 7 June 1990, Metropolitan Alexy of Leningrad is elected Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’.
On Thursday, 7 June 1990, Nickelodeon Studios opens
On Thursday, 7 June 1990, Universal Studios Orlando opens
On Wednesday, 7 June 1995, Prime Minister Paul Keating announces to Parliament that Australia would have a referendum on the republic with a head of state elected by Parliament by a majority of at least two-thirds.
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