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List of Historical 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 June 2024

AnniversaryDetails
5th In a case brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade, the Court of Appeal rules that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful. (20th Jun 2019)
5th The Isle of Wight is awarded "Biosphere Reserve" status by UNESCO, becoming the seventh UK location to receive this designation. (19th Jun 2019)
5th Heathrow Airport publishes a masterplan for construction of a third runway by 2026 and completion of the airport's expansion by 2050. (18th Jun 2019)
5th The BBC announces that, from June 2020, it will stop providing free television licences for over-75s who do not receive pension credit. (10th Jun 2019)
5th U.S. President Donald Trump begins a three-day state visit to the UK. (3rd Jun 2019)
10th Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, entertainer Rolf Harris is found guilty on 12 counts of indecent assault between 1968 and 1986. (30th Jun 2014)
10th Former News of the World editor and Downing Street Director of Communications Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones. (24th Jun 2014)
10th Jane Hedges is installed as the first female Dean of Norwich. (21st Jun 2014)
10th Production of paper at the Whatman plc mill at Maidstone, established in 1740, ceases. (17th Jun 2014)
10th The teaching of creationism is banned from free schools and academies. (9th Jun 2014)
20th The incumbent Ken Livingstone is announced as the winner of the election for Mayor of London. (11th Jun 2004)
20th 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)
50th The government admitted testing a nuclear weapon in the United States causing a rift in the Labour Party. (24th Jun 1974)
50th A bomb exploded at the Houses of Parliament in London, damaging Westminster Hall. The IRA claimed responsibility. (17th Jun 1974)
50th 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)
50th 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)
50th Flixborough disaster: an explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people. (1st Jun 1974)
75th George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published. (8th Jun 1949)
80th 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)
80th 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)
100th 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)
100th Gleneagles Hotel opens in Scotland. (3rd Jun 1924)

 

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