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 Saturday, 10 November 1945, A general election is held in Victoria.
On Tuesday, 10 November 1970, Vietnam War 1970. Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of United States combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
On Monday, 10 November 1980, Voyager program: The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within 77,000 miles (124,000 km) of the planet’s cloud-tops and sends the first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.
On Saturday, 10 November 1990, Mal Meninga scores a stunning last-minute try to win the second Ashes rugby league test at Old Trafford.
On Saturday, 10 November 1990, Chandra Shekhar becomes Prime Minister of India as head of a minority government.
On Tuesday, 10 November 2015, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall begin a six-day tour of South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.
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