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 28 July 1845, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus of the Franklin Expedition go missing in the Davis Strait west of Greenland, while searching for the Northwest Passage.
On Saturday, 28 July 1945, A U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people, including all on board.
On Saturday, 28 July 1945, WWII: Japan ambiguously rejects the Potsdam Declaration.
On Saturday, 28 July 1990, Alberto Fujimori becomes president of Peru.
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