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.
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On Thursday, 29 July 1920, The United States Bureau of Reclamation begins construction of the Link River Dam, as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
On Sunday, 29 July 1945, The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched, aimed at mainstream light entertainment and music.
On Sunday, 29 July 1945, WWII: Bombing of Aomori: Aomori is firebombed by 63 USAAF B-29 heavy bombers, killing 1,767 civilians and destroying 18,045 homes.
On Thursday, 29 July 2010, Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods.
On Wednesday, 29 July 2015, A 68-year-old man is arrested by Strike Force Reddan detectives at Campbelltown, New South Wales for the Family Law Court of Australia attacks of 1980 to 1985. In these attacks four people were killed: Judge David Opas and Stephen Blanchard were shot dead, Pearl Watson (the wife of Judge Ray Watson) was killed by a bomb, and Jehovah’s Witness minister Graham Wykes was killed and 13 others injured when their hall was bombed. Judge Richard Gee was injured by a bomb that destroyed his house.
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