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 November 2020

AnniversaryDetails
1st 2019 London Bridge incident: A mass stabbing at a London Bridge venue results in two victims killed and at least five people injured. The suspect, wearing a hoax explosive device, is shot by police and dies at the scene. The attack is considered terror-related. (29th Nov 2019)
1st Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in a TV interview with Emily Maitlis, denies having sex with Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre) when she was a teenager, and expresses regret at having met convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2010. He is widely criticised for the interview. (16th Nov 2019)
1st Mothercare collapses into administration, putting 2,500 UK jobs at risk. (5th Nov 2019)
1st Following a report from the Oil and Gas Authority, the government calls a halt to all fracking in the UK "with immediate effect" and warns shale gas companies that it will not support future projects. (1st Nov 2019)
5th Energy Secretary Amber Rudd proposes that the UK's coal plants should be phased out by 2025. (18th Nov 2015)
5th Storm Abigail is the first storm to be officially named by the Met Office. It leaves many travel services disrupted, schools closed, and 20,000 homes without power. (10th Nov 2015)
5th A temperature of 22.4??C is recorded in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion in Wales, making it the warmest November day on record in the UK, breaking the previous record set nearly seventy years ago. (1st Nov 2015)
10th The UK Government is to pay millions of pounds in compensation to around a dozen British citizens who were held in detention overseas, including the camp at Guantanamo Bay, and claim British security services colluded in their torture. (16th Nov 2010)
10th The government unveils plans for the biggest shake up of the welfare system since the 1940s. (11th Nov 2010)
60th Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case (2nd Nov 1960)
75th British fascist John Amery pleads guilty to treason and is immediately sentenced to hang. (28th Nov 1945)
75th David Lean's film of NoŽl Coward's Brief Encounter starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard goes on general release. (26th Nov 1945)
80th World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed. (14th Nov 1940)
80th The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto. (11th Nov 1940)
275th Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden. (8th Nov 1745)
900th The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England. (25th Nov 1120)

 

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