List of Historic Anniversaries

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 April 2015

1st Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, publicist Max Clifford is convicted of eight indecent assaults on women and girls. (28th Apr 2014)
1st Maria Miller resigns of Culture Secretary following a row over her expenses, describing her decision as "the right thing to do". (9th Apr 2014)
5th A cloud of volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland caused the closure of airspace over the United Kingdom and northern and western Europe. (15th Apr 2010)
5th Metal detectorist Dave Crisp discovered the Frome Hoard, 52,503 Roman coins dating to the period 253–305, one of the largest such finds in Britain. (9th Apr 2010)
10th Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall. (9th Apr 2005)
25th Customs officers in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq. (11th Apr 1990)
30th Bernie Grant becomes the first black council leader when he is elected leader of Labour-controlled London Borough of Haringey council. (30th Apr 1985)
40th A conference of Labour Party members voted against continued membership of the EEC. (26th Apr 1975)
50th The Pennine Way officially opens. (23rd Apr 1965)
50th The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project. (6th Apr 1965)
50th The Greater London Council comes into its powers, replacing the London County Council and greatly expanding the metropolitan area of the city. (1st Apr 1965)
60th National newspapers published for the first time after a month-long strike by maintenance workers. (21st Apr 1955)
60th Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health. (5th Apr 1955)
60th Resignation of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister due to ill-health at the age of 80. (5th Apr 1955)
70th The first Scottish National Party Member of Parliament, Robert McIntyre, is elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom after his victory at the Motherwell by-election. (13th Apr 1945)
70th Administration of Estates Act abolishes the legal rule of primogeniture in England and Wales and the remnants of gavelkind in Kent. (9th Apr 1945)
80th First flight of the Bristol Blenheim. (12th Apr 1935)
100th The FA Cup is won by Sheffield United F.C., who defeat Chelsea 3-0 in the final at Old Trafford, Manchester. The competition will now be abandoned until WW1 is over. (24th Apr 1915)
175th Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry. (27th Apr 1840)
200th Anthony Trollope, later an English novelist is born. (24th Apr 1815)


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