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 July 1920, Polish–Soviet War: The Red Army continues its offensive into Poland.
On Thursday, 2 July 1970, died Jessie Street (born 1889), suffragette and feminist
On Monday, 2 July 1990, 1990 Hajj stampede: A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mecca kills 1,426.
On Monday, 2 July 1990, A U.S. District Court acquits Imelda Marcos on racketeering and fraud charges.
On Sunday, 2 July 2000, France defeats Italy 2–1 after extra time in the final of the European Championship, becoming the first team to win the World Cup and European Championship consecutively.
On Friday, 2 July 2010, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces major changes to the Federal Government’s proposed Resource Super Profits Tax, now known as the Mineral Resource Rent Tax, including a reduction in the headline rate to 30%.
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