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, 16 June 1990, Queensland Premier Wayne Goss announces that virgin forests on Fraser Island will be protected under a historic agreement between conservationists and the timber industry.
On Friday, 16 June 1995, The IOC selects Salt Lake City to host the 2002 Winter Olympics.
On Tuesday, 16 June 2015, Chancey Luna, aged 17, is jailed for life for the shooting murder of Australian basketballer Chris Lane in Oklahoma.
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