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 9 June 1870, English novelist Charles Dickens dies at Gads Hill Place in Kent, leaving his last book, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.
On Thursday, 9 June 1960, 1960 Pacific typhoon season Typhoon Mary kills 1,600 people in China.
On Saturday, 9 June 1990, Mega Borg oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston, Texas.
On Tuesday, 9 June 2015, A utility crashes into a café at Ravenshoe, Queensland and the resulting explosion kills two and injures 18.
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