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, 14 July 1945, WWII: Italy declares war on Japan.
On Thursday, 14 July 1960, The United Nations Security Council decides to send troops to Katanga to oversee the withdrawal of Belgian troops.
On Friday, 14 July 2000, died Mark Oliphant, 98, physicist
On Friday, 14 July 2000, A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
On Wednesday, 14 July 2010, died Charles Mackerras, 84, conductor
On Tuesday, 14 July 2015, Indonesia cuts quarterly Australian cattle imports from 50,000 from 250,000.
On Tuesday, 14 July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft performs a close flyby of Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft in history to visit the distant world.
On Tuesday, 14 July 2015, Iran agrees to long-term limits of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
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