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 September 2021
|5th||The government approves the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, which will cost ?18bn, and says it will introduce "new safeguards" to future projects. (15th Sep 2016)|
|5th||The UK experiences its hottest September day since 1911, with 34.4??C recorded in Gravesend, Kent. (13th Sep 2016)|
|5th||Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of Grantham becomes the first Church of England bishop to openly declare he is gay and in a relationship. (2nd Sep 2016)|
|5th||The Francis Crick Institute, Europe's largest biomedical research facility, opens in London. (1st Sep 2016)|
|10th||An energy firm which had been test drilling for controversial shale gas in Lancashire said it had found vast gas resources underground. (21st Sep 2011)|
|10th||The UK's first commercial hydrogen filling station opened in Swindon. (20th Sep 2011)|
|20th||Gateshead Millennium Bridge opens to the public. (17th Sep 2001)|
|20th||The Bank of Scotland and the Halifax merge to form HBOS plc. (10th Sep 2001)|
|20th||One million children in over 3,000 schools participate in an experiment to discover if it is possible to create earthquakes by all jumping off chairs. (7th Sep 2001)|
|20th||Peter Bray completes the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak. (5th Sep 2001)|
|50th||Parliament passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis. (28th Sep 1971)|
|75th||BBC Third Programme begins broadcasting. (29th Sep 1946)|
|75th||The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich. (19th Sep 1946)|
|75th||Popular quiz show Have a Go! with Wilfred Pickles first broadcast nationally on BBC Radio. (16th Sep 1946)|
|75th||Mass squat by homeless families of empty properties in London organised by the Communist Party. (8th Sep 1946)|
|75th||Opening of the Britain Can Make It exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, promoted by the Council of Industrial Design and the Board of Trade to show off good domestic and industrial design. (1st Sep 1946)|
|125th||Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history. (22nd Sep 1896)|
|125th||British force under Horatio Kitchener takes Dongola in the Sudan. (21st Sep 1896)|
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