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, 14 October 1920, A peace treaty between the Soviet and the Finnish governments is concluded at Tartu.
On Sunday, 14 October 1945, Czechoslovakia: A new provisional national assembly is elected.
On Friday, 14 October 1960, The Warragamba Dam is opened by the Premier of New South Wales.
On Friday, 14 October 1960, Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggests the idea for the Peace Corps of the United States.
On Friday, 14 October 1960, The Premier of New South Wales officially opens Warragamba Dam, one of the world’s largest domestic water supply dams.
On Wednesday, 14 October 1970, A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor.
On Tuesday, 14 October 1980, The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating American railroads.
On Sunday, 14 October 1990, died Clifton Pugh (born 1924), artist
On Sunday, 14 October 1990, Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein dies of a heart attack at his home in New York City at the age of 72.
On Wednesday, 14 October 2015, Athletics: The ITU Duathlon World Championships are held in Adelaide. [14–18 October 2015]
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