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, 2 April 1920, Edward, Prince of Wales arrives in the country to thank Australians for the part they played in World War I.
On Friday, 2 April 1920, The German army marches to the Ruhr, to fight the Ruhr Red Army.
On Wednesday, 2 April 1980, The St Pauls riot breaks out in Bristol.
On Friday, 2 April 2010, died Lady Sonia McMahon, 77, socialite and wife of William McMahon
On Thursday, 2 April 2015, 148 people are killed, the majority students, in a mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya, perpetrated by the militant terrorist organization Al-Shabaab.
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