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

10th Birmingham based confectionery giant Cadbury is taken over by American rival Kraft Foods. (2nd Feb 2010)
25th The UK's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a securities broker, Nick Leeson, loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts. (26th Feb 1995)
25th Barings Bank, the UK's oldest merchant bank collapses following $1.4 billion of losses by rogue trader, Nick Leeson. (26th Feb 1995)
25th Neil Kinnock, former Labour Party leader, resigns from parliament after 25 years to take up his new role as a European Commissioner, sparking a by-election in his Islwyn seat in South Wales. (16th Feb 1995)
25th Rumbelows, the electrical goods retailer closes its 311 stores with the loss of more than 3,000 jobs. (7th Feb 1995)
25th (1st Feb 1995)
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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