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 22 October 1845, The New York Morning News becomes the first newspaper to include a box-score of a baseball game.
On 22 October 1895, Montparnasse derailment: A train runs through the exterior wall of the Gare Montparnasse terminus, in Paris.
On Monday, 22 October 1945, Rómulo Betancourt is named provisional president of Venezuela.
On Thursday, 22 October 1970, Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago; the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
On Wednesday, 22 October 1980, In London, the Thomson Corporation says that The Times and all associated supplements will close in March 1981 if no buyer can be found.
On Monday, 22 October 1990, Nizhny Novgorod restores its official name from Gorky, Volga Federal District, Russia.
On Sunday, 22 October 2000, The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper exposes Japanese archaeologist Shinichi Fujimura as a fraud; Japanese archaeologists had based their treatises on his findings.
On Friday, 22 October 2010, The International Space Station surpasses the record for the longest continuous human occupation of space, having been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000 (3641 days).
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