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, 25 June 1945, Seán T. O’Kelly is elected the second President of Ireland.
On Wednesday, 25 June 1980, A Muslim Brotherhood assassination attempt against Syrian president Hafez al-Assad fails. Assad retaliates by sending the army against them.
On Thursday, 25 June 2015, ISIL claim responsibility for three attacks around the world during Ramadan: Kobanî massacre: ISIL fighters detonate three car bombs, enter Kobanî, Syria, and open fire at civilians, killing more than 220. [June 25–26 2015]
On Thursday, 25 June 2015, Sousse attacks: 22-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui opens fire at a tourist resort at Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia, killing 38 people.
On Thursday, 25 June 2015, Kuwait mosque bombing: A suicide bomber attacks the Shia Mosque Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq at Kuwait City, Kuwait, killing 27 people and injuring 227 others.
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