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, 17 September 1920, The National Football League is established, as the American Professional Football Association.
On Thursday, 17 September 1970, “Black September”: King Hussein of Jordan orders the Jordanian Armed Forces to oust Palestinian fedayeen from Jordan.
On Wednesday, 17 September 1980, After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
On Wednesday, 17 September 1980, Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
On Monday, 17 September 1990, In what is now regarded as a landmark event in regards to women in journalism, reporter Lisa Olson was sexually harassed by multiple New England Patriots players while trying to conduct a locker room interview.
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