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 Friday, 13 May 1960, A joint Swiss and Austrian expedition makes the first ascent of the Asian mountain Dhaulagiri, the world’s 7th highest mountain.
On Wednesday, 13 May 1970, died William Dobell (born 1899), artist and sculptor
On Sunday, 13 May 1990, In the Philippines, gunmen kill two United States Air Force airmen near Clark Air Base on the eve of talks between the Philippines and the United States over the future of American military bases in the Philippines.
On Sunday, 13 May 1990, The Dinamo–Red Star riot took place at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia between the Bad Blue Boys (fans of Dinamo Zagreb) and the Delije (fans of Red Star Belgrade).
On Saturday, 13 May 1995, The 6.6 Mw Western Macedonia earthquake strikes northwestern Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), injuring 25 and causing $450 million in damage.
On Saturday, 13 May 2000, A fireworks factory disaster in Enschede, Netherlands, kills 23.
On Saturday, 13 May 2000, Millennium Force opens at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.
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