Major Historical Anniversaries in March 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 March 2020

AnniversaryDetails
10th Chester City F.C., bottom of the Blue Square Premier League, go out of business after 125 years, less than a year after being relegated from the Football League where they had spent all but four seasons since 1931. (10th Mar 2010)
10th The prime Minister Gordon Brown gave evidence to the Chilcott inquiry. (5th Mar 2010)
30th 200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax. (31st Mar 1990)
30th Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying. (15th Mar 1990)
40th The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast. (20th Mar 1980)
70th The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time. (12th Mar 1950)
75th World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England. (29th Mar 1945)
75th The last V-1 flying bomb attack on the UK takes place. The last enemy action of any kind on British soil occurs when one strikes Datchworth in Hertfordshire. (29th Mar 1945)
75th The last V-2 rocket attack on the UK takes place, with one fatality, in Orpington. (27th Mar 1945)
75th World War II - The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany. (14th Mar 1945)
75th Sixty-seven German prisoners of war tunnel their way out of Island Farm Camp 198 at Bridgend, the biggest escape attempt by German POWs in the UK during the War. (10th Mar 1945)
80th First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister. (16th Mar 1940)

 

 

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