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 Thursday, 10 June 1920, Perth has its highest daily rainfall until 1992 with 99.1 millimetres from a vigorous cold front
On Friday, 10 June 1960, A TAA Fokker Friendship, Abel Tasman, crashes at Mackay, Queensland, killing 29 persons. To date (2009), this remains the worst loss of life in a peacetime air crash in Australia.
On Friday, 10 June 1960, The Domino’s Pizza franchise is established when Tom Monaghan buys DomiNick’s pizza store in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
On Tuesday, 10 June 1980, Apartheid: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a statement by their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
On Tuesday, 10 June 1980, A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois.
On Sunday, 10 June 1990, The Federal Health Minister announces that Medicare is to be overhauled for the first time in its six-year history to produce a better targeted, more efficient system with a stronger emphasis on community care and preventative programs.
On Sunday, 10 June 1990, Alberto Fujimori is elected President of Peru; he takes office on July 28.
On Sunday, 10 June 1990, First round of the Bulgarian Constitutional Assembly election sees the Bulgarian Socialist Party win a majority. The second round of voting is held June 17.
On Saturday, 10 June 2000, Belgium and the Netherlands jointly host the UEFA Euro 2000 football tournament, which is won by France. [June 10 2000 toJuly 2 2000]
On Thursday, 10 June 2010, Football Federation Australia withdraws Australia’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but continues to bid for the 2022 event.
On Thursday, 10 June 2010, Ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks result in the deaths of hundreds. [June 10–14 2010]
On Wednesday, 10 June 2015, Noor Ellis is jailed for 12 years for ordering the murder of her Bali-based Australian husband Robert Ellis.
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