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 Friday, 4 June 1920, Treaty of Trianon: Peace is restored between the Allied Powers and Hungary, which loses 72% of its territory.
On Saturday, 4 June 1960, Ian Sinfield wins the men’s national marathon title, clocking 2:25:13.9 in Melbourne.
On Thursday, 4 June 1970, Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
On Monday, 4 June 1990, Violence breaks out in the Kirghiz SSR between the majority Kyrgyz people and minority Uzbeks over the distribution of homestead land.
On Sunday, 4 June 2000, The 7.9 Mw Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), killing 103 people and injuring 2,174–2,585.
On Thursday, 4 June 2015, The 14th Dalai Lama visits Australia. [4–15 June 2015]
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