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 Sunday, 17 June 1990, Nelson Mandela tours North America, visiting 3 Canadian and 8 U.S. cities. [June 17–30 1990]
On Saturday, 17 June 2000, A centennial earthquake (6.5 on the Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.
On Wednesday, 17 June 2015, The Norfolk Legislative Assembly is abolished, ending self-government on the island. Transition arrangements are proclaimed by the Governor-General to an advisory council to administer the island until the establishment of the Norfolk Island Regional Council in July 2016.
On Wednesday, 17 June 2015, Australia and China sign the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
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