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, 29 October 1945, Getúlio Vargas resigns as the president of Brazil.
On Monday, 29 October 1945, At Gimbels Department Store in New York City, the first ballpoint pens go on sale at $12.50 each.
On Saturday, 29 October 1960, In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional boxing match.
On Monday, 29 October 1990, Prime Minister Bob Hawke makes an announcement promising the States more access to Government revenue.
On Monday, 29 October 1990, In Norway, the government headed by Prime Minister of Norway Jan P. Syse collapses.
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