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 13 October 1845, A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the United States Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
On Thursday, 13 October 1960, The third 1960. John F. Kennedy-Richard M. Nixon Presidential Debate takes place.
On Thursday, 13 October 1960, The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees in the seventh game of the World Series on Bill Mazeroski’s series-clinching home run.
On Tuesday, 13 October 1970, Canada and the People’s Republic of China establish diplomatic relations.
On Tuesday, 13 October 1970, Saeb Salam forms a government in Lebanon.
On Saturday, 13 October 1990, Lebanese Civil War: Syrian military forces invade and occupy Mount Lebanon, ousting General Michel Aoun’s government. This effectively consolidates Syria’s 14 year occupation of Lebanese soil.
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