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 Tuesday, 15 September 1970, King Hussein of Jordan forms a military government with Muhammad Daoud as the prime minister.
On Friday, 15 September 2000, Sydney Olympics held & are a massive success. Outgoing International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch regards them as the ‘best Olympic Games ever’. The Olympic Games are handed back to their birthplace Athens, Greece from Sydney, Australia.[15 September 2000 to1 October 2000] It is the last Olympic Games of the 20th century.
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