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 21 October 1845, The New York Herald becomes the first newspaper to mention the game of baseball.
On Thursday, 21 October 1920, A general election is held in Victoria. Harry Lawson and the Nationalist Party retain power.
On Sunday, 21 October 1945, Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in the French Legislative Election for the first time.
On Wednesday, 21 October 1970, A U.S. Air Force plane makes an emergency landing near Leninakan, Soviet Union. The Soviets release the American officers, including two generals, November 10.
On Tuesday, 21 October 1980, In Major League Baseball, The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League defeat the Kansas City Royals of the American League, 4–1, in Game Six of the World Series to win the championship.
On Wednesday, 21 October 2015, The remains of a two-year-old girl was found in a suitcase on a South Australian roadside is identified as Khandalyce Pearce, five years after her mother’s body was found in Belanglo State Forest, New South Wales.
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