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 Monday, 23 July 1945, WWII: French marshal Philippe Pétain, who headed the Vichy government during WWII, goes on trial for treason.
On Thursday, 23 July 1970, Said bin Taimur, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, is deposed in a palace coup by his son, Qaboos.
On Thursday, 23 July 1970, Two CS gas canisters are thrown into the chamber of the British House of Commons.
On Monday, 23 July 1990, Players’ draft adopted at board meeting of NSWRL.
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