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 2022
|5th||Measles is declared eradicated in the UK for the first time. (27th Sep 2017)|
|5th||A blast and fire on a tube train at Parsons Green station is treated as a terrorist attack. A number of people suffer burn injuries, while others are injured during the trample to escape. There are 29 injures in total, but no deaths and no reports of any life-threatening injuries. The UK terror threat is raised to its highest level as police hunt the perpetrator, with hundreds of officers looking through CCTV footage. (15th Sep 2017)|
|5th||A new ?10 polymer banknote is released, featuring Jane Austen. (14th Sep 2017)|
|5th||A survey by the National Centre for Social Research finds that, for the first time, a majority (53%) of adults in the UK describe themselves as non-religious. (4th Sep 2017)|
|5th||Women are eligible to join the RAF Regiment, making the Royal Air Force the first of the British armed services to accept both genders in all roles. (1st Sep 2017)|
|10th||Greater Gabbard wind farm construction completed. (7th Sep 2012)|
|20th||An earthquake in Dudley is felt throughout England and Wales. (22nd Sep 2002)|
|20th||Police confirm that human remains found in woodland in north Hampshire are those of Amanda Dowler, who went missing in Surrey six months ago. A murder investigation is launched. (20th Sep 2002)|
|50th||A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat. (19th Sep 1972)|
|60th||Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star. (8th Sep 1962)|
|70th||The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England. (19th Sep 1952)|
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