Major Historical Anniversaries in January 2019

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 January 2019

5th Figures released by the Met Office indicate Southern England and parts of the Midlands have experienced their highest January rainfall since records began in 1910. (30th Jan 2014)
5th The UK Independence Party suspends an Oxfordshire councillor who blamed the floods that hit the country earlier in the month on the government's decision to legalise same-sex marriage because it had angered God. (19th Jan 2014)
5th Police officer Keith Wallis pleads guilty to misconduct in a public office over an email he sent to his local MP concerning the Plebgate affair. (10th Jan 2014)
5th An inquest jury decides that Mark Duggan, whose death sparked the 2011 riots was lawfully killed by police. (8th Jan 2014)
10th Hundreds of workers went on strike at the Lindsay Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire in protest at the hiring of foreign construction workers at the site, despite rising unemployment in the UK. (28th Jan 2009)
10th The Sunday Times published allegations that four Labour members of the House of Lords were willing to accept money to table amendments to legislation. (25th Jan 2009)
10th The Office for National Statistics announced that the United Kingdom's economy is officially in recession for the first time since 1991. (23rd Jan 2009)
10th Approval was granted for the building of the controversial third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport. (15th Jan 2009)
10th The government unveiled a £20 billion loan guarantee scheme for small and medium sized business amid the global financial crisis. (14th Jan 2009)
10th The Bank of England cut its base interest rate to 1.5% amid the global economic downturn, the lowest it has been in the bank's 300-year history. (8th Jan 2009)
10th The closure of Woolworths was completed across the UK, having started at the end of December, and spelled an end to 100 years of the retail chain. The company was placed into administration in November 2008. (6th Jan 2009)
10th Waterford Wedgwood, makers of the famous Wedgwood pottery, entered administration (5th Jan 2009)
25th The Duchess of Kent joins the Roman Catholic Church, the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years. (14th Jan 1994)
30th Muslims demonstrate in Bradford against The Satanic Verses, a book written by Salman Rushdie, burning copies of the book in the city streets. (14th Jan 1989)
30th Abbey National building society offers free shares to its 5.5 million members. (11th Jan 1989)
30th The Kegworth air disaster. British Midland flight 92 crashes into the M1 motorway killing 47 people out of 127 on board. (8th Jan 1989)
50th The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police. (30th Jan 1969)
50th Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry. (5th Jan 1969)
75th Start of Operation Steinbock (the "Baby Blitz"), a nocturnal Luftwaffe bombing offensive chiefly targeted at the Greater London area. (continues until May) (21st Jan 1944)
75th The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper. (5th Jan 1944)
80th The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England. (16th Jan 1939)
100th The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland. (31st Jan 1919)
125th The Manchester Ship Canal, England, is officially opened to traffic. (1st Jan 1894)
450th First recorded lottery in England. (11th Jan 1569)
600th Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. (19th Jan 1419)



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