Major Historical Anniversaries in February 2020

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 February 2020

1st A temperature of 20.3??C (68.5??F) is reported in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, the UK's highest on record for the month of February. (25th Feb 2019)
1st Roy Hodgson becomes the oldest man to manage in the Premier League, at the age of 71 years and 198 days. (23rd Feb 2019)
1st Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirms the intention to strip Shamima Begum, a teenager who left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria in 2015, of her UK citizenship. (20th Feb 2019)
1st Flybmi ceases operations and files for administration, blaming Brexit as the main cause of its collapse. (16th Feb 2019)
1st Thousands of school pupils around the UK go on strike as part of a global campaign for action on climate change. (15th Feb 2019)
1st A body is recovered from the wreckage of the PA-46 Malibu which vanished over the English Channel on 21 January. Dorset Police later identify it as that of Emiliano Sala. (7th Feb 2019)
1st HMV is acquired out of administration by Canadian retailer Sunrise Records, safeguarding the future of nearly 1,500 staff. (5th Feb 2019)
1st The wreckage of the PA-46 Malibu that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson is found underwater and a body is seen within it. (4th Feb 2019)
1st A 37-year-old mother who mutilated her three-year-old daughter becomes the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). (1st Feb 2019)
5th The masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", responsible for the beheadings of numerous Western hostages, is named as Mohammed Emwazi from West London. (26th Feb 2015)
5th The Investigatory Powers Tribunal rules that GCHQ breached human rights laws by failing to disclose shared full details of information it shared with the United States that was garnered from data from mass internet surveillance. (6th Feb 2015)
5th Former pop star Gary Glitter is found guilty of sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980. (5th Feb 2015)
5th Home Secretary Theresa May appoints New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard to lead a new statutory inquiry into historical child sexual abuse. (4th Feb 2015)
5th London's population hits a record high of 8,600,000 which it hasn't seen since the beginning of the Second World War in 1939, and is forecast to reach 11,000,000 people by 2050. (2nd Feb 2015)
10th After a long period of negotiations, the political parties of Northern Ireland, including the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn F?in, reached an agreement to allow for the devolution of policing and justice powers. (5th Feb 2010)
10th The Birmingham based confectionery giant Cadbury was taken over by American rival Kraft Foods in an ?11.5 billion deal. (2nd Feb 2010)
60th Queen Elizabeth II issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor". (8th Feb 1960)
60th British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the "a wind of change" of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation. (3rd Feb 1960)
75th World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment. (13th Feb 1945)
75th RAF Bomber Command begins the Dresden, Germany, resulting in a lethal firestorm which kills tens of thousands of civilians. (13th Feb 1945)
75th Prime Minister Winston Churchill attends the Yalta Conference. (7th Feb 1945)
200th Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed. (23rd Feb 1820)
450th Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England. (25th Feb 1570)


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