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 1 September 1870, Sometime in September, work begins on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line linking Port Augusta to Darwin.
On 1 September 1895, Sometime in September, Shelbourne F.C. is founded in Dublin, Ireland.
On Wednesday, 1 September 1920, Balmain Tigers win the New South Wales Rugby Football League season 1920 by gaining a seven-point lead with three rounds left in the season.
On Saturday, 1 September 1945, Eastern Suburbs defeats Balmain 22–18 in the final of the 1945 New South Wales Rugby Football League season.
On Thursday, 1 September 1960, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, Sultan of Selangor and 2nd Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Tuanku Syed Putra, Raja of Perlis.
On Thursday, 1 September 1960, Disgruntled railroad workers effectively halt operations of the Pennsylvania Railroad, marking the first shutdown in the company’s history (the event lasts two days).
On Tuesday, 1 September 1970, An assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan precipitates the Black September crisis.
On Monday, 1 September 1980, Terry Fox is forced to end his Marathon of Hope run outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, after finding out that the cancer has spread to his lungs.
On Saturday, 1 September 1990, Liberal candidate Tony Packard wins the Hills by-election in New South Wales.
On Saturday, 1 September 1990, Pope John Paul II visits Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ivory Coast. [September 1–10 1990]
On Friday, 1 September 1995, [during September] The European Parliament elects the first European Ombudsman, Jacob Söderman, who takes up office in September 1995.
On Friday, 1 September 2000, [in September] The Sydney Olympics earn record ratings for Channel 7 with the Olympic Opening & Closing Ceremonies & its continuous coverage.
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