On This Day: Saturday, 4 January 2020

January 9, 2020
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 […]

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, 4 January 1970, The Victorian Government appoints William Kaye, QC to investigate allegations that some senior police officers took bribes from abortionists.

On Sunday, 4 January 1970, 1,000 New South Wales state powerhouse operators go on strike.

On Friday, 4 January 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission.

On Thursday, 4 January 1990, died Henry Bolte (born 1908), Premier of Victoria

On Thursday, 4 January 1990, Two trains collide in Sangi, Pakistan, killing between 200 and 300 people and injuring an estimated 700 others.

On Monday, 4 January 2010, The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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