Major Historical Anniversaries in July 2020

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 2020

10th Metro Bank opens its first branch, in Holborn, London, the first wholly new high street bank for more than a century. (29th Jul 2010)
10th A week long police manhunt for Raoul Moat comes to an end after he shoots himself dead following a six-hour stand off with officers in a field at Rothbury, Northumberland. (10th Jul 2010)
40th Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time. (10th Jul 1980)
50th Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy. (31st Jul 1970)
50th The Troubles: the "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (3rd Jul 1970)
50th A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people. (3rd Jul 1970)
75th The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music. (29th Jul 1945)
75th The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power. (26th Jul 1945)
75th General election results are announced; Winston Churchill resigns as prime minister after his Conservative Party is soundly defeated by the Labour Party, who have a majority of 146 seats, and Clement Attlee becomes the new prime minister. It will be the first time that a Labour government with a commons majority has governed Britain. (26th Jul 1945)
75th World War II: the leaders of the three Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany. (16th Jul 1945)
80th World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army. (19th Jul 1940)
80th Battle of Britain - The German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though). (10th Jul 1940)
80th World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations. (5th Jul 1940)
225th The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid. (25th Jul 1795)



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