Major Historical Anniversaries in June 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 June 2021

5th A referendum is held in the UK and Gibraltar on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, the first of its kind since the 1975 referendum on Britain's membership of the then European Economic Community. (23rd Jun 2016)
5th Labour MP Jo Cox dies at Leeds General Infirmary after being shot and stabbed as she prepared to hold a meeting with constituents in Birstall, West Yorkshire. (16th Jun 2016)
10th The cheque guarantee card scheme ? which ensures some cheques are honoured even if the account holder does not have sufficient funds in their account ? was withdrawn after operating for over 40 years. (30th Jun 2011)
10th Household furnishings retailer Habitat went into administration. 30 of its 33 outlets are affected by the administration, as the three central London stores are being sold to Home Retail Group in a ?24.5 million deal which will safeguard a total of 150 jobs. (24th Jun 2011)
20th Official opening of Cardiff Bay Barrage. (1st Jun 2001)
60th Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom. (19th Jun 1961)
100th The Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary. (6th Jun 1921)
150th The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology). (16th Jun 1871)


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