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 June 2013
|10th||President Vladimir Putin becomes the first Russian head of state to make a state visit to the Britain since Tsar Alexander II in 1874. (24th Jun 2003)|
|20th||Andrew Wiles announces a proof to Fermat's Last Theorem at the Isaac Newton Institute. The proof is slightly flawed, but Wiles announces a revised proof the following year. (21st Jun 1993)|
|20th||A high speed train makes the first journey from France to England via the Channel Tunnel, which will open to the public next year. (20th Jun 1993)|
|25th||Three gay rights activists invade the BBC television studios during the six o'clock bulletin of the BBC News. (23rd Jun 1988)|
|25th||Some 80,000 people attend a concert at Wembley Stadium in honour of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid campaigner who turned 70 on that day and has been in prison since 1964. (11th Jun 1988)|
|30th||The first episode of historical sitcom Blackadder is broadcast on BBC One television. (15th Jun 1983)|
|30th||Computer tycoon Clive Sinclair is knighted. (10th Jun 1983)|
|40th||A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale. (23rd Jun 1973)|
|50th||British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair. (5th Jun 1963)|
|60th||First roll-on/roll-off ferry crossing of the English Channel, Dover–Boulogne. (30th Jun 1953)|
|60th||John Christie is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. A total of eight bodies were found at Christie's home, 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, including those of the wife and daughter of Timothy Evans who was hanged in 1950 for their murder. (25th Jun 1953)|
|60th||The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised. (2nd Jun 1953)|
|70th||World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland. (23rd Jun 1943)|
|70th||The "Battle" of Bamber Bridge: Trouble flares between black American soldiers and white military police stationed in the Lancashire town; one black soldier is killed. (23rd Jun 1943)|
|70th||BOAC Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation the downing was an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. (1st Jun 1943)|
|75th||The children's zoo at London Zoo is opened by Robert and Ted Kennedy, two of the sons of United States ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (2nd Jun 1938)|
|100th||First woman magistrate appointed, Miss Emily Dawson, in London. (26th Jun 1913)|
|100th||Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness and dies a few days later. (3rd Jun 1913)|
|125th||London matchgirls strike of 1888 (date unclear) (23rd Jun 1888)|
|175th||Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom. (28th Jun 1838)|
|400th||The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground. (29th Jun 1613)|
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