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 25 November 1895, Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in New York City’s Times Square district.
On Wednesday, 25 November 1970, A U.N. delegation arrives to investigate the Guinea situation. [November 25–29 1970]
On Wednesday, 25 November 1970, In Tokyo, author and Tatenokai militia leader Yukio Mishima and his followers take over the headquarters of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in an attempted coup d’état. After Mishima’s speech fails to sway public opinion towards his right-wing political beliefs, including restoration of the powers of the Emperor, he commits seppuku (public ritual suicide).
On Sunday, 25 November 1990, Lech Wałęsa and Stanisław Tymiński win the first round of the first Polish presidential election.
On Wednesday, 25 November 2015, A bushfire kills two people trapped in a car north of Adelaide.
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