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 Sunday, 8 July 1945, born Graeme Blundell, actor
On Sunday, 8 July 1945, WWII: Harry S. Truman is informed that Japan will talk peace if it can retain the reign of the Emperor.
On Tuesday, 8 July 1980, The inaugural 1980 State of Origin game is won by Queensland who defeat New South Wales 20 -10.
On Tuesday, 8 July 1980, A wave of strikes begins in Lublin, Poland.
On Sunday, 8 July 1990, 1990 FIFA World Cup Final (Association football): West Germany defeats Argentina 1–0 to win the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
On Thursday, 8 July 2010, The first 24-hour flight by a solar-powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse.
On Wednesday, 8 July 2015, The Federal Government conditionally approves the Watermark open-cut coal mine near Gunnedah, New South Wales sparking intense opposition.
On Wednesday, 8 July 2015, died Harry Messel, 93, physicist
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