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 17 November 1895, Flamengo, a well known professional football club in Brazil, is officially founded.
On Wednesday, 17 November 1920, The council of the League of Nations accepts the constitution for the Free City of Danzig.
On Tuesday, 17 November 1970, Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
On Tuesday, 17 November 1970, Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world, and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
On Saturday, 17 November 1990, Soviet President Gorbachev proposes a radical restructuring of the Soviet government, including the creation of a Federal Council to be made up of the heads of the 15 Soviet republics.
On Friday, 17 November 2000, A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
On Wednesday, 17 November 2010, Researchers at CERN trap 38 antihydrogen atoms for a sixth of a second, marking the first time in history that humans have trapped antimatter.
On Tuesday, 17 November 2015, Four people die in bushfires around Esperance, Western Australia.
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