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, 16 September 1920, Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City, killing 38 and injuring 400.
On Thursday, 16 September 1920, The Latvian Agrarian Reform Law of 1920 is adopted by the Constitutional Assembly of Latvia.
On Saturday, 16 September 2000, Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze is last seen alive; this day is taken as the commemoration date of his death.
On Wednesday, 16 September 2015, Australian fighter jets hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets inside Syria for the first time.
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