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 June 2019
|5th||Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, entertainer Rolf Harris is found guilty on 12 counts of indecent assault between 1968 and 1986. (30th Jun 2014)|
|5th||Former News of the World editor and Downing Street Director of Communications Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones. (24th Jun 2014)|
|5th||The teaching of creationism is banned from free schools and academies. (9th Jun 2014)|
|10th||Conservative MP John Bercow is elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons. (22nd Jun 2009)|
|10th||MPs expenses are published online by Parliamentary authorities, but the decision to black out many of the details leads to criticism. (18th Jun 2009)|
|10th||The first Swine Flu related death in the United Kingdom is confirmed by the Scottish Government. (14th Jun 2009)|
|10th||Labour MP Hazel Blears, resigns from the Cabinet, placing increased pressure on the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown (3rd Jun 2009)|
|25th||Britain's railways grind to a virtual standstill with a strike by more than 4,000 signalling staff. (15th Jun 1994)|
|25th||An RAF Chinook helicopter carrying more than twenty leading intelligence experts crashes on the Mull of Kintyre, killing everyone on board. (2nd Jun 1994)|
|30th||Police arrest 250 people celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge. (21st Jun 1989)|
|30th||Television premier of animated film A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit. (3rd Jun 1989)|
|40th||Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross. (12th Jun 1979)|
|70th||George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published. (8th Jun 1949)|
|75th||World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets. (13th Jun 1944)|
|75th||D-Day for the Normandy landings: 155,000 Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. (6th Jun 1944)|
|80th||George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit New York City on the first visit to the United States by a reigning monarch. (7th Jun 1939)|
|80th||Submarine HMS Thetis sinks during trials in Liverpool Bay. 99 men are lost. (1st Jun 1939)|
|200th||The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail. (20th Jun 1819)|
|225th||The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars. (1st Jun 1794)|
|300th||Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel. (10th Jun 1719)|
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