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 Saturday, 30 June 1945, Distribution of John von Neumann’s First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, containing the first published description of the logical design of a computer with stored-program and instruction data stored in the same address space within the memory (von Neumann architecture).
On Thursday, 30 June 1960, The Belgian Congo receives its independence from Belgium as the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville). A civil war follows shortly.
On Thursday, 30 June 1960, Public demonstrations by democratic and left forces against Italian government support of the post-fascist Italian Social Movement, are heavily suppressed by police.
On Tuesday, 30 June 1970, Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati opens.
On Friday, 30 June 1995, Democrats Leader Cheryl Kernot launches the Democrats’ “Keeping the Senate Strong” campaign, attacking the “anarchical” Greens.
On Friday, 30 June 2000, At the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, nine die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock group Pearl Jam performs.
On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, Inmates riot at Melbourne’s Metropolitan Remand Prison over the introduction of a smoking ban.
On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, Cuba becomes the first country in the world to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
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