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, 7 October 1960, Nigeria becomes the 99th member of the United Nations.
On Wednesday, 7 October 1970, General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
On Wednesday, 7 October 2015, Volkswagen announces that more than 77,000 diesel vehicles sold in Australia were fitted with emissions-cheating software.
On Wednesday, 7 October 2015, The High Court of Australia rules that the breast cancer gene BRCA1 is not a patentable invention.
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