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, 26 November 1945, U.S. Ambassador to China Patrick J. Hurley resigns after he is unable to broker a deal between Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Tse Tung.
On Thursday, 26 November 1970, East Pakistan leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman accuses the central government of negligence in catastrophe relief.
On Thursday, 26 November 1970, Pope Paul VI begins an Asian tour.
On Sunday, 26 November 1995, The Australian Women’s Party is launched in Brisbane, Queensland by a group which includes disenchanted Labor women.
On Thursday, 26 November 2015, Australia moves to a new five-tier terrorism threat advisory system.
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