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 Wednesday, 28 October 1970, In Jordan, the government of Ahmad Toukan resigns; the next prime minister is Wasfi al-Tal.
On Wednesday, 28 October 1970, A cholera outbreak in eastern Slovakia causes Hungary to close its border with Czechoslovakia.
On Wednesday, 28 October 1970, Gary Gabelich drives the rocket-powered Blue Flame to an official land speed record at 622.407 mph (1,001.667 km/h) on the dry lake bed of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record, the first above 1,000 km/h, stands for nearly 13 years.
On Saturday, 28 October 1995, A fire in Baku Metro, Azerbaijan, kills 289 passengers (the world’s worst subway disaster).
On Wednesday, 28 October 2015, Father and son prison escapees, Gino and Mark Stocco are arrested at a remote New South Wales property after eight years on the run.
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