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 10 March 1870, The Deutsche Bank is founded in Berlin.

On Wednesday, 10 March 1920, The world’s first peaceful establishment of a social democratic government takes place in Sweden, as Hjalmar Branting takes over as Prime Minister, when Nils Edén leaves office.

On Wednesday, 10 March 1920, The Baylor Business Men’s Club changes its name, to the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce.

On Saturday, 10 March 1990, Eighteen months after seizing power in a coup, Prosper Avril is ousted in Haiti.

On Friday, 10 March 1995, Ian McLachlan resigns his shadow portfolio of Environment for having misled Parliament over the opening of secret Aboriginal women’s documents relating to the proposed construction of a bridge to Hindmarsh Island, South Australia.

On Friday, 10 March 1995, The New South Wales Government announces 7 new parks and reserves, adding 6,000 hectares to the New South Wales National Parks estate.

On Friday, 10 March 2000, The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048. Two weeks later, the NASDAQ-100, S&P 500, and Wilshire 5000 reach their peaks prior to the Dot-com bubble, ending a bull market run that lasted over 17 years.


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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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