Major Historical Anniversaries in March 2021

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 2021

5th British steel maker Tata Steel reports that it will sell off its British operations in a move to save money, leaving many thousands of jobs at risk, including those at the large Port Talbot steelworks in Wales. (30th Mar 2016)
10th HMS?Caroline?(1914) was decommissioned in Belfast. (31st Mar 2011)
10th Operation Unified Protector: British, French and American military initiated air strikes in Libya following United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. (19th Mar 2011)
10th Light aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (1981), flagship of the Royal Navy, was decommissioned, as part of the naval restructuring portion of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. (11th Mar 2011)
20th Claire Marsh (aged 18) becomes the youngest woman in Britain to be convicted of rape after pinning down a woman who was raped by a pair of teenagers in west London. She is sentenced to seven years in prison, while her accomplices (aged 15 and 18) are jailed for five years. (18th Mar 2001)
20th Eden Project opens to the public near St Austell, Cornwall; conceived by Tim Smit with design by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners. (17th Mar 2001)
20th The wreckage of Donald Campbell's speedboat Bluebird K7 is raised from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria, 34 years after Campbell was killed in an attempt to break the world water speed record. (8th Mar 2001)
75th Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured (9th Mar 1946)
75th Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri. (5th Mar 1946)
75th The Bank of England is nationalised. (1st Mar 1946)
100th One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them. (19th Mar 1921)
150th The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria. (29th Mar 1871)
150th The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place. (27th Mar 1871)


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