Major Historical Anniversaries in June 2022

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 2022

5th Solar, wind and nuclear power each provide more electricity than gas and coal combined for the first time in the UK. (7th Jun 2017)
5th Seven people are reported killed and 48 injured in an attack by three Islamist extremists at London Bridge. A hit-and-run vehicle on the bridge is followed by knife attacks at Borough Market. All three perpetrators are shot dead by police within eight minutes. (3rd Jun 2017)
10th The UK government announces an independent review of the workings of the Libor inter-bank lending rate in the wake of the Barclays scandal. (30th Jun 2012)
20th Jason Gifford (27) is shot dead by armed police in Aylesbury after brandishing a shotgun and a machete in a residential street. (25th Jun 2002)
20th The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the University of Reading. (10th Jun 2002)
20th The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh ride in the gold state coach from Buckingham Palace to St Paul's Cathedral for a special service marking the Queen's 50 years on the throne. In New York City, the Empire State Building is lit purple in her honour. (4th Jun 2002)
50th Staines air disaster - 118 are killed when a plane crashes two minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport. (18th Jun 1972)
50th The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126. (11th Jun 1972)
60th BBC television broadcasts the first series episode of the sitcom Steptoe and Son, written by Galton and Simpson. (14th Jun 1962)
60th Britain's first legal casino opens in Brighton, Sussex. (2nd Jun 1962)
60th The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting. (1st Jun 1962)
100th IRA agents assassinate British field marshal Henry Wilson in Belgravia - assassins are sentenced to death 18 July. (22nd Jun 1922)
100th At Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbanded - the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. (12th Jun 1922)
100th The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded. (1st Jun 1922)
200th Charles Babbage proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables". (14th Jun 1822)


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