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 July 2016

AnniversaryDetails
5th British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal. (10th Jul 2011)
10th The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years. (30th Jul 2006)
20th Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. (5th Jul 1996)
20th Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland. (3rd Jul 1996)
30th In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey. (23rd Jul 1986)
40th Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA. (21st Jul 1976)
80th King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. (26th Jul 1936)
80th A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet (61 m) into the River Irwell. (6th Jul 1936)
100th World War I: First day on the Somme - On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded (1st Jul 1916)
225th The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England. (14th Jul 1791)

 

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