Major Historical Anniversaries in January 2022

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 2022

5th The UK Supreme Court rules against the Government's Brexit appeal case by an 8 to 3 decision, stating that Parliament must vote to trigger Article 50. (24th Jan 2017)
5th 2017 Women's March: thousands of people march in London, Belfast, Cardiff, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Shipley, Edinburgh and Bristol - as well as millions more in countries around the world - in protest at Donald Trump's inauguration as 45th President of the United States. (21st Jan 2017)
5th The power-sharing government of Northern Ireland collapses following the resignation of Martin McGuinness. (16th Jan 2017)
5th A government-commissioned review gives backing to a tidal lagoon planned for Swansea Bay in Wales. The ?1,300,000,000 project could have a lifetime of 120 years and supply 8% of UK energy. (12th Jan 2017)
5th The government announces proposals to build seventeen new towns and villages across the English countryside. (2nd Jan 2017)
10th Under new guidelines to come into force from 30 April, clinics which charge for pregnancy services including abortions will be able to advertise their services on radio and television after the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice rules there is no justification for barring such advertising. (21st Jan 2012)
10th Press TV, an English language news channel owned by the Iranian Government, is forced off air in the United Kingdom after Ofcom revokes its broadcasting licence for breaching the terms of the Communications Act. (20th Jan 2012)
10th Five Muslim men go on trial at Derby Crown Court for calling for gay men to be killed, the first such prosecution under hate crime legislation. (10th Jan 2012)
10th After a trial based on new forensic evidence, Gary Dobson and David Norris are convicted of the racist murder of black London teenager Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in April 1993. On 4 January they are sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder, with minimum term of just over 15 and 14 years respectively. (3rd Jan 2012)
50th Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland. (30th Jan 1972)
50th Britain officially joins the European Economic Community. (22nd Jan 1972)
50th Unemployment exceeds million for the first time since the 1930s. (20th Jan 1972)
50th Coal miners begin a strike which lasts for seven weeks. (9th Jan 1972)
50th Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London. (4th Jan 1972)
60th The BBC broadcasts the first episode of Z-Cars. (2nd Jan 1962)
75th British coins cease to include any silver content. (2nd Jan 1947)
75th The government nationalises the coal industry in the UK and Cable & Wireless. (1st Jan 1947)
80th Desert Island Discs first broadcast on the BBC Forces Programme, presented by Roy Plomley. Vic Oliver is the first castaway. (29th Jan 1942)
80th World War II: First US troops for the European Theatre arrive in the UK, at Belfast. (26th Jan 1942)
80th An underground explosion at Sneyd Colliery in the North Staffordshire Coalfield kills 55. (1st Jan 1942)
90th British submarine HMS M2 sinks with all 50 hands. (26th Jan 1932)
100th British government releases remaining Irish prisoners captured in the War of Independence. (12th Jan 1922)
100th HMS Victory permanently dry docked at Portsmouth. (12th Jan 1922)
250th The first traveler's cheques, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London. (1st Jan 1772)
275th The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. (31st Jan 1747)
450th Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. (16th Jan 1572)


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