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 August 2022
|5th||The chimes of Big Ben fall silent as a four-year renovation of the building begins. (21st Aug 2017)|
|5th||The Royal Navy's new ?3bn aircraft carrier, HMS?Queen Elizabeth, arrives in her home port of Portsmouth for the first time. (16th Aug 2017)|
|5th||The Duke of Edinburgh carries out his final official engagement before retiring from public duties at age 96. (2nd Aug 2017)|
|10th||Opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games, which end on 9 September. (29th Aug 2012)|
|10th||Former Polly Peck tycoon Asil Nadir is found guilty on three counts of stealing millions of pounds from his company by a jury at London's Old Bailey. (20th Aug 2012)|
|10th||Virgin Trains boss Richard Branson says the operator will "almost definitely" back out of bidding for future rail licences after losing the InterCity West Coast franchise to FirstGroup, the UK's largest rail operator. (15th Aug 2012)|
|20th||10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman go missing in Soham, Cambridgeshire. (4th Aug 2002)|
|20th||2002 Barrow-in-Furness legionellosis outbreak: First fatality in an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Barrow-in-Furness which results in seven deaths and 172 cases throughout the month, ranking it as the worst in the UK's history and fifth-worst worldwide. (2nd Aug 2002)|
|70th||A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people. (15th Aug 1952)|
|90th||The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting (22nd Aug 1932)|
|600th||King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months. (31st Aug 1422)|
|850th||Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned as junior king and queen of England. (27th Aug 1172)|
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