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 Wednesday, 28 April 1920, The Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic is officially created.
On Saturday, 28 April 1945, Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed by Italian partisans as they attempt to flee the country. Their bodies are then hung by their heels in the public square of Milan Piazzale Loreto.
On Saturday, 28 April 1945, The Canadian First Army captures Emden and Wilhelmshaven.
On Saturday, 28 April 1990, Liverpool F.C. win their 18th and as to date last English Football League Title when they beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Anfield thanks to goals from Ian Rush and John Barnes. Their nearest challengers Aston Villa can only draw 3-3 at home to Norwich City.
On Friday, 28 April 1995, Rob O’Regan retires after 3 years at the helm of the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) in Queensland, critical of poor standards of conduct among many politicians.
On Friday, 28 April 1995, In Daegu, South Korea, a gas explosion at a subway construction site kills 101 people, mostly teenage schoolboys.
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