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 new 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.

Technically, the page lists the 1st, 5th, 10th, 20..90th, 100, 125th, 150, 200/250..950th and then every 100 years thereafter to 3,000 years ago.

It should help to flag up interesting events.

Anniversaries during October 2014

5th The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords. (1st Oct 2009)
10th Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, designed by Enric Miralles, is opened. (9th Oct 2004)
10th Tony Blair announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister if Labour win the next General Election, so he will not have to stand for a possible fourth term in the position. (1st Oct 2004)
25th The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison. (19th Oct 1989)
30th Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31. (12th Oct 1984)
40th Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian. (5th Oct 1974)
75th World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe. (16th Oct 1939)
75th The German submarine U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland. (14th Oct 1939)
90th The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party's hopes of re-election. (25th Oct 1924)
200th London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine. (17th Oct 1814)
275th War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain. (23rd Oct 1739)
500th Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor. (9th Oct 1514)


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