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, 20 August 1920, The first commercial radio station in the United States, 8MK (WWJ), begins operations in Detroit. It is owned by the Detroit News, the first U.S. radio station owned by a newspaper.
On Saturday, 20 August 1960, Senegal breaks away from the Mali Federation, declaring its independence.
On Thursday, 20 August 2015, Hackers expose personal information from cheating website Ashley Madison.
On Thursday, 20 August 2015, Seven men are stopped from boarding flights allegedly to join terrorists in Middle East.
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