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 22 July 1870, A state flag of South Australia is adopted.
On Thursday, 22 July 1920, Polish–Soviet War: Poland sues for peace with Bolshevist Russia (which refuses).
On Sunday, 22 July 1990, Allan Carman wins the men’s national marathon title, clocking 2:15:17 in Brisbane, while Trudy Fenton claims the women’s title in 2:44:38.
On Sunday, 22 July 1990, First round of the Mongolian legislative election, the first multiparty ever held in Mongolia; the Mongolian People’s Party wins by a wide margin after the second round of voting on July 29.
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