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, 8 September 1920, Gabriele D’Annunzio proclaims the Italian Regency of Carnaro, in the city of Fiume.
On Saturday, 8 September 1945, American troops occupy southern Korea, while the Soviet Union occupies the north, with the dividing line being the 38th parallel of latitude. This arrangement proves to be the indirect beginning of a divided Korea which will lead to the Korean War in 1950.
On Thursday, 8 September 1960, In Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (which has been activated by NASA on July 1).
On Tuesday, 8 September 1970, The Jordanian government and Palestinian guerillas make repeated unsuccessful truces. [September 8–10 1970]
On Saturday, 8 September 1990, Collingwood draws its elimination final with the West Coast Eagles. The AFL finals schedule is thrown into chaos and the Grand Final is rescheduled to be played a week later than usual. Extra time is subsequently introduced for future finals matches.
On Friday, 8 September 1995, Noel Crichton-Browne is expelled from the Liberal Party.
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