I often wonder what significant anniversaries are due at some point in the future as some of them might be of interest as triggers for blog posts or visits somewhere. However, it is often difficult to find out quickly what events have significant anniversaries - hence this section on the website.
By "significant anniversaries", I mean dates that are not, for example, the 73rd anniversary of something, but the 50th, 100th, 200th etc.
It should help to flag up interesting events.
Significant anniversaries during February 2016
|10th||At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery, stealing £53 million from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent. (22nd Feb 2006)|
|10th||Securitas depot robbery: around £53 million is stolen in the largest cash robbery in British crime history. (22nd Feb 2006)|
|20th||The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18 month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf. (9th Feb 1996)|
|25th||The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London. (18th Feb 1991)|
|70th||The Bank of England is nationalized. (14th Feb 1946)|
|150th||Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War. (16th Feb 1866)|
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