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 29 December 1845, Texas is admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
On Tuesday, 29 December 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
On Wednesday, 29 December 2010, England win the fourth Test and retain The Ashes.
On Tuesday, 29 December 2015, Cities and the Built Environments Minister Jamie Briggs resigns from the federal ministry and admits being guilty of sexual assault against a female public servant in Hong Kong on November 27. Special Minister of State Mal Brough stands down from the ministry while the Australian Federal Police complete their investigations into his alleged involvement in the scandal over the diaries of former Federal Speaker Peter Slipper.
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