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, 7 July 1920, Arthur Meighen becomes Canada’s ninth prime minister.
On Saturday, 7 July 1945, The Australian 7th Division commences operations in the Battle of Balikpapan. Operations are completed by 21 July.
On Thursday, 7 July 1960, An eight-year-old schoolboy, Graeme Thorne, is kidnapped in Sydney, apparently to extort money from his parents who had recently won the Sydney Opera House lottery.
On Saturday, 7 July 1990, In tennis, Martina Navratilova of the United States wins the 1990 Wimbledon Championships 1990; Women’s Singles and Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins the 1990 Wimbledon Championships 1990; Men’s Singles. [July 7–8 1990]
On Friday, 7 July 2000, The draft assembly of Human Genome Project announced at the White House by President Bill Clinton, Francis Collins, and Craig Venter.
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