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 1 October 1895, Sometime in October, Rudyard Kipling publishes the story ‘Mowgli Leaves the Jungle Forever’ in The Cosmopolitan illustrated magazine in the United States (price 10 cents), collected in The Second Jungle Book, published in England in November.
On 1 October 1895, Sometime in October, The London School of Economics holds its first classes in London, England.
On 1 October 1895, French troops capture Antananarivo, Madagascar.
On Saturday, 1 October 1960, Nigeria becomes independent from United Kingdom, and Nnamdi Azikiwe becomes its first native-born Governor General.
On Saturday, 1 October 1960, Cameroon declares independence from United Kingdom.
On Wednesday, 1 October 1980, The Costigan Royal Commission begins, with the purpose of inquiring into the activities of the Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union.
On Wednesday, 1 October 1980, In London, Associated Newspapers announces that The Evening News will close and merge with the Evening Standard.
On Monday, 1 October 1990, The Tasmanian Greens terminate the Labor–Green Accord after Tasmania adopts the federal government’s Forests and Forest Industry Strategy.
On Monday, 1 October 1990, The rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front invades Rwanda from Uganda, marking the start of the Rwandan Civil War.
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