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 Monday, 10 September 1945, Vidkun Quisling is sentenced to death as a Nazi collaborator, in Norway.
On Saturday, 10 September 1960, 1960 Summer Olympic Games: Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia wins the gold medal in the marathon, running barefoot in a world time and becoming the first person from Sub-Saharan Africa to win Olympic gold.
On Thursday, 10 September 1970, Cambodian government forces break the siege of Kompong Tho after three months.
On Thursday, 10 September 1970, The Chevrolet Vega is introduced.
On Monday, 10 September 1990, The first Pizza Hut opens up in the Soviet Union.
On Sunday, 10 September 2000, Operation Barras: A British military operation to free five soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment that were held captive for over two weeks during the Sierra Leone Civil War, all of which were rescued.
On Thursday, 10 September 2015, Scientists announce the discovery of Homo naledi, a previously unknown species of early human in South Africa.
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