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 June 2014

AnniversaryDetails
1st Moors murderer Ian Brady loses a legal challenge to be transferred from a psychiatric hospital back to prison. (28th Jun 2013)
1st Dale Cregan is given a whole life tariff for the murders of four people, including two police officers. (13th Jun 2013)
5th Conservative MP John Bercow is elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons. (22nd Jun 2009)
5th MPs expenses are published online by Parliamentary authorities,[117] but the decision to black out many of the details leads to criticism. (18th Jun 2009)
5th The first Swine Flu related death in the United Kingdom is confirmed by the Scottish Government. (14th Jun 2009)
5th Labour MP Hazel Blears, resigns from the Cabinet, placing increased pressure on the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown (3rd Jun 2009)
10th The incumbent Ken Livingstone is announced as the winner of the election for Mayor of London. (11th Jun 2004)
10th A rebranding of the Football League sees Division One become the Football League Championship, Division Two become League One and Division Three become League Two. (10th Jun 2004)
20th Britain's railways grind to a virtual standstill with a strike by more than 4,000 signalling staff. (15th Jun 1994)
20th An RAF Chinook helicopter carrying more than twenty leading intelligence experts crashes on the Mull of Kintyre, killing everyone on board. (2nd Jun 1994)
25th Police arrest 250 people celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge. (21st Jun 1989)
25th Television premier of animated film A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit. (3rd Jun 1989)
30th Control of London Transport is removed from the Greater London Council and transferred to London Regional Transport under terms of the London Regional Transport Act. (29th Jun 1984)
30th Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport. (22nd Jun 1984)
30th A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners' strike. (18th Jun 1984)
30th 120 people are arrested when fighting breaks out outside the Houses of Parliament during a mass lobby by striking miners. (7th Jun 1984)
30th British unemployment is at a record high of around 3,260,000 - though a higher percentage of the nation's workforce were unemployed during the Great Depression some 50 years ago. (1st Jun 1984)
40th The government admitted testing a nuclear weapon in the United States causing a rift in the Labour Party. (24th Jun 1974)
40th A bomb exploded at the Houses of Parliament in London, damaging Westminster Hall. The IRA claimed responsibility. (17th Jun 1974)
40th The Red Lion Square disorders saw members of the fascist National Front clash with counter-protesters in London's West End; 21-year-old Kevin Gateley, a university student, is killed. (15th Jun 1974)
40th Jon Pertwee left Doctor Who in the final episode of Planet of the Spiders citing the death of his close acting friend Roger Delgado (who played 'The Master') the previous year as the reason. (8th Jun 1974)
40th Flixborough disaster: an explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people. (1st Jun 1974)
70th World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets. (13th Jun 1944)
70th D-Day for the Normandy landings: 155,000 Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. (6th Jun 1944)
75th George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit New York City on the first visit to the United States by a reigning monarch. (7th Jun 1939)
75th Submarine HMS Thetis sinks during trials in Liverpool Bay. 99 men are lost. (1st Jun 1939)
90th George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are last seen "going strong for the top" of Mount Everest by teammate Noel Odell at 12:50 PM. The two mountaineers are never seen alive again. (8th Jun 1924)
90th Gleneagles Hotel opens in Scotland. (3rd Jun 1924)
100th The Royal Naval Air Service is established. (23rd Jun 1914)
125th 78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland. (12th Jun 1889)
150th Overarm bowling legalised in cricket (exact date uncertain). (1st Jun 1864)
175th Henley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Regatta. (14th Jun 1839)
200th First cricket match is played at Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood. (22nd Jun 1814)
225th Mutiny on the Bounty survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 4,000 mile journey in an open boat. (14th Jun 1789)
700th First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins. (23rd Jun 1314)
800th The University of Oxford receives its charter. (20th Jun 1214)

 

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