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 11 June 1895, Britain annexes Tongaland, between Zululand and Mozambique.
On 11 June 1895, The Paris–Bordeaux–Paris race is held, sometimes called the first automobile race in history.
On Monday, 11 June 1945, William Lyon Mackenzie King is re-elected as Canadian prime minister.
On Monday, 11 June 1945, The Franck Committee recommends against a surprise nuclear bombing of Japan.
On Thursday, 11 June 1970, The United States gets its first female generals, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington.
On Wednesday, 11 June 1980, Italy hosts the UEFA Euro 1980 football tournament, which is won by West Germany.
On Monday, 11 June 1990, Sri Lankan Civil War: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam massacre over 600 unarmed police officers in the Eastern Province.
On Sunday, 11 June 2000, Wollongong Wolves come from 3–0 behind at half-time to defeat Perth Glory and win the NSL Grand Final on penalties after the game finished 3–3. The attendance at Subiaco Oval was 43,242, the record attendance in Australian domestic football history until broken in 2006.
On Friday, 11 June 2010, The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain.
On Thursday, 11 June 2015, Rupert Murdoch steps down as CEO of 21st Century Fox in favour of son James Murdoch.
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