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 2020
|10th||Twelve people were killed and 25 injured after a gunman, identified as taxi driver Derrick Bird, went on a killing spree in the Whitehaven, Egremont and Seascale areas of Cumbria. He was found dead, having reportedly shot himself, in woodland at Boot. (2nd Jun 2010)|
|10th||The Strata, a 43-storey skyscraper at Elephant and Castle in London, that incorporates wind turbines into its structure, is completed. (1st Jun 2010)|
|20th||Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote. (21st Jun 2000)|
|25th||John Major resigns as leader of the Conservative Party (but not as prime minister) triggering a leadership election. (22nd Jun 1995)|
|25th||Andrew Richards, a 26-year-old serial sex offender of West Glamorgan, becomes the first person to be convicted of male rape under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. (9th Jun 1995)|
|75th||William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II. (18th Jun 1945)|
|75th||Parliament passes the Family Allowances Act to provide payments to families with children. (15th Jun 1945)|
|80th||"Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill. (18th Jun 1940)|
|80th||King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London. (7th Jun 1940)|
|350th||Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France sign the secret treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War. (1st Jun 1670)|
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