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 September 2019

AnniversaryDetails
5th Scotland votes "No" to Scottish independence by a margin of 55.3% to 44.7%. (19th Sep 2014)
10th Britain's biggest selling newspaper, The Sun withdraws its support for the Labour Party and gives its backing to the Conservatives. (29th Sep 2009)
10th Three members of the CIRA are jailed in Northern Ireland for 15 years each for having a live Mortar Bomb. Riots break out in Lurgan, County Armagh as a consequence. (17th Sep 2009)
20th Phase 2 of the Jubilee Line extension of the London Underground opens between North Greenwich and Waterloo. (24th Sep 1999)
25th Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years of service. (30th Sep 1994)
30th Nigel Lawson resigns as Chancellor of the Exchequer to be replaced by John Major. (26th Sep 1989)
30th The IRA bomb the Royal Marine School of Music in Deal, Kent killing 11 soldiers. (22nd Sep 1989)
30th 19,000 ambulance crew members across Britain go on strike. (12th Sep 1989)
70th Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control. (6th Sep 1949)
75th World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Juny? Maru, 5,600 killed. (18th Sep 1944)
75th World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500. (11th Sep 1944)
75th World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time. (8th Sep 1944)
75th World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp. (4th Sep 1944)
80th Fascist politician William Joyce begins broadcasting Nazi propaganda under the name Lord Haw-Haw. (18th Sep 1939)
80th World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. (17th Sep 1939)
80th World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss. (10th Sep 1939)
80th World War II: a Bristol Blenheim is the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war and German ships are bombed. (4th Sep 1939)
80th France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies. (3rd Sep 1939)

 

 

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