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, 9 July 1945, A forest fire breaks out in the Tillamook Burn (the third in that area of Oregon since 1933).
On Wednesday, 9 July 1980, Pope John Paul II visits Brazil; seven people are crushed to death in a crowd meeting him.
On Monday, 9 July 1990, The 16th G7 summit is held in Houston, Texas. [July 9–11 1990]
On Sunday, 9 July 1995, Manly-Warringah set a record of fifteen consecutive wins to open an NSWRL/ARL season.
On Sunday, 9 July 1995, Sri Lankan Civil War: 125 civilians are killed in Navaly as result of bombing by the Sri Lanka Air Force.
On Thursday, 9 July 2015, Iron ore prices plunge to a fresh six-year low as commodity gets caught up in the fallout from Chinese market volatility. The fall intensifies throughout the remainder of the year.
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