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 Friday, 30 September 1960, The television animated sitcom, The Flintstones premieres on ABC in the United States.
On Tuesday, 30 September 1980, Bob Hawke retires as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to contest the seat of Wills in the federal election. Cliff Dolan becomes the new President of the ACTU.
On Tuesday, 30 September 1980, Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox and the first to support 10 Mbit/s speeds.
On Sunday, 30 September 1990, died Patrick White (born 1912), author
On Saturday, 30 September 1995, The Carlton Blues (21.15.141) defeat the Geelong Football Club (11.14.80) to win the 99th VFL/AFL premiership. It is a record 16th premiership for Carlton.
On Thursday, 30 September 2010, Germany pays war reparations for World War I.
On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, Russia begins air strikes against ISIL and anti-government forces in Syria, in support of the Syrian government.
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