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, 5 August 1960, Upper Volta, now known as Burkina Faso, becomes independent from France.
On Saturday, 5 August 1995, Federal Opposition Leader John Howard expels Noel Crichton-Browne from the Federal Liberal party room.
On Thursday, 5 August 2010, Melbourne Heart FC plays its first match in the A-League. It is defeated 0–1 by Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park.
On Wednesday, 5 August 2015, Debris found on Réunion Island is confirmed to be that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since March 2014.
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