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 22 December 1845, From this time, Battle of Ferozeshah (Anglo-Sikh War): East India Company forces are victorious over those of the Sikh Empire.
On Wednesday, 22 December 1920, The 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR adopts the GOELRO plan, the major plan of the economical development of the country.
On Tuesday, 22 December 1970, The Libyan Revolutionary Council declares that it will nationalize all foreign banks in the country.
On Tuesday, 22 December 1970, Franz Stangl, the ex-commander of Treblinka, is sentenced to life imprisonment.
On Saturday, 22 December 1990, The first constitution of the Republic of Croatia is adopted.
On Saturday, 22 December 1990, The Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia become independent, after the termination of their trusteeship.
On Saturday, 22 December 1990, The Polish government-in-exile is dissolved in London after being in exile since 1939.
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015, SpaceX lands an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, the first reusable rocket to successfully enter orbital space and return.
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