Major Historical Anniversaries in July 2019

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 July 2019

5th The Church of England votes to allow women to be ordained as bishops. (14th Jul 2014)
10th Harry Patch, the last British survivor of the First World War trenches and briefly the oldest man in the United Kingdom, dies at the age of 111. (25th Jul 2009)
10th The Government launches the National Pandemic Flu Service across England, a website and phoneline allowing people who think they have the H1N1 virus to bypass the NHS to obtain antiviral drugs. (23rd Jul 2009)
10th Cardiff City F.C. move into their new Cardiff City Stadium, a 27,000 capacity all-seater venue, after 99 years at Ninian Park. (22nd Jul 2009)
10th The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England. (5th Jul 2009)
10th The government announces that it is taking the InterCity East Coast franchise into a period of public ownership, after the incumbent operator, National Express East Coast, said it planned to default on its franchise agreement. (1st Jul 2009)
20th Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1. (5th Jul 1999)
20th The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh. (1st Jul 1999)
25th A bomb explodes outside the Israeli Embassy in London, injuring 14 people. (26th Jul 1994)
25th Tony Blair wins the Labour Party leadership election defeating John Prescott and Margaret Beckett. (21st Jul 1994)
25th The Queen opens the new 150million headquarters of MI6 on the banks of the River Thames in London. (14th Jul 1994)
30th The Princess of Wales opens the Landmark Aids Centre in London. (25th Jul 1989)
30th The BBC programme Panorama accuses Shirley Porter, Conservative Leader of Westminster City Council, of gerrymandering. (19th Jul 1989)
30th Britain's dock workers go on strike in protest against the abolition of the Dock Labour Scheme. (11th Jul 1989)
60th SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours. (25th Jul 1959)
70th Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner. (27th Jul 1949)
75th The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain. (26th Jul 1944)
75th Release of Laurence Olivier's Henry V, the first work of Shakespeare filmed in colour. (12th Jul 1944)
80th Women's Land Army re-formed to work in agriculture. (1st Jul 1939)
100th The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight. (13th Jul 1919)
100th The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship. (6th Jul 1919)
550th Wars of the Roses: the Battle of Edgecote Moor pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England takes place. (26th Jul 1469)



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