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, 11 November 1920, The Unknown Warrior is buried in Westminster Abbey.
On Sunday, 11 November 1945, Marshal Josip Broz Tito and the People’s Front win a deciding majority (90%) in the Yugoslavian assembly.
On Tuesday, 11 November 1980, died Vince Gair, 79, Premier of Queensland (1952–1957)
On Saturday, 11 November 2000, Kaprun disaster, Austria: A funicular fire in an Alpine tunnel kills 155 skiers and snowboarders.
On Thursday, 11 November 2010, The G-20 summit is held in Seoul, South Korea. Korea becomes the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 leaders summit.
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