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 2021
|5th||Theresa May is announced as the Conservative Party leader (and Prime Minister-designate), after Andrea Leadsom withdraws from the leadership election. (11th Jul 2016)|
|5th||Women are permitted to serve in close combat roles in the British armed services. (8th Jul 2016)|
|5th||The Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq War is released, more than seven years after the inquiry was first announced, showing that the UK went to war before peaceful options were exhausted, that military action was not the "last resort", ill-prepared troops were sent into battle with inadequate plans for the aftermath, and that the threat from Saddam Hussein was overstated; ultimately rejecting former Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for the 2003 invasion. (6th Jul 2016)|
|10th||The singer songwriter Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her London home. (23rd Jul 2011)|
|10th||Rushden & Diamonds F.C. went out of business after 19 years in existence, having recently been expelled from the Blue Square Premier League because of their huge debts. The Northamptonshire club had been members of the Football League from 2001 until 2006. (8th Jul 2011)|
|10th||Following recent allegations that its journalists had hacked into the mobile phones of celebrities, politicians and high-profile crime victims over the last decade, it was announced that the News of the World would cease publication after its final edition on Sunday 10 July, having been in circulation for 168 years. (7th Jul 2011)|
|20th||Rioting breaks out in Brixton, London, following the fatal shooting of Derek Bennett, a 29-year-old black man, by armed police in the area. 27 people are arrested and three police officers are injured. (20th Jul 2001)|
|20th||Politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to four years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice. (19th Jul 2001)|
|20th||Barry George is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of the television presenter Jill Dando, who was killed in Fulham, London, on 26 April 1999. George is acquitted at a retrial in 2008. (2nd Jul 2001)|
|50th||Second phase of the Victoria Line on the London Underground opens between Highbury to Brixton. (23rd Jul 1971)|
|70th||Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom. (26th Jul 1951)|
|100th||Belfast's Bloody Sunday: 16 people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (10th Jul 1921)|
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