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 October 2015

10th The landmark Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth opens. At 170 metres (560 ft) it is the tallest accessible structure in the UK outside London. (18th Oct 2005)
20th The BBC begins regular Digital Audio Broadcasting, from the Crystal Palace transmitting station. (27th Oct 1995)
20th The Skye Bridge is opened. (16th Oct 1995)
30th A riot in Brixton erupts after an accidental shooting of a woman by police. One person dies in the riot, 50 are injured and more than 200 are arrested. (28th Oct 1985)
30th Rioting, mostly motivated by racial tension, breaks out in the Handsworth area of Birmingham. (9th Oct 1985)
30th PC Keith Blakelock is fatally stabbed during the Broadwater Farm Riot in Tottenham, London, which began after the death of Cynthia Jarrett yesterday. Two of his colleagues are treated in hospital for gunshot wounds, as are three journalists. (6th Oct 1985)
30th PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London. (5th Oct 1985)
30th A joint Franco-American expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. (1st Oct 1985)
40th An IRA bomb explosion outside Green Park tube station near Piccadilly in London killed one and injured 20. (9th Oct 1975)
50th The Post Office Tower opens in London. (8th Oct 1965)
70th Piccadilly Circus tube station becomes the first to be lit by fluorescent light. (2nd Oct 1945)
75th The Battle of Britain ends - the United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion. (31st Oct 1940)
75th Balham subway station disaster, in London, England, occurs during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain. (14th Oct 1940)
75th During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb. (9th Oct 1940)
90th John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter. (30th Oct 1925)
90th John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system. (2nd Oct 1925)
90th John Logie Baird successfully transmits the first television pictures with a greyscale image. (2nd Oct 1925)
90th London's first double-decker buses with covered top decks are introduced. (2nd Oct 1925)
100th First women recruited as bus and tram conductors. (20th Oct 1915)
100th British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium (12th Oct 1915)
100th British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium. (12th Oct 1915)
300th First of the major Jacobite Rebellions in Scotland against the rule of King George I. (6th Oct 1715)
600th The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt. (25th Oct 1415)


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