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 Friday, 13 August 1920, Start of the Polish–Soviet War 1920. Battle of Warsaw: The Red Army is defeated.
On Friday, 13 August 1920, Irish War of Independence: The Restoration of Order in Ireland Act (passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom) receives Royal Assent, providing for Irish Republican Army activists to be tried by court-martial, rather than by jury in criminal courts.
On Monday, 13 August 1945, The Zionist World Congress approaches the British government to discuss the founding of the country of Israel.
On Saturday, 13 August 1960, Ubangi-Shari becomes independent from France, as the Central African Republic. It later becomes the Central African Empire. [August 13 1960]
On Thursday, 13 August 2015, James Packer stands down as Crown Resorts chairman.
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