Major Historical Anniversaries in November 2019

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 November 2019

5th The General Synod of the Church of England votes in favour of legislation to allow the ordination of women bishops by 2014. (20th Nov 2014)
10th Severe gales and heavy rain from an Alantic storm cause floods and damage across southern England and Wales. (14th Nov 2009)
10th The Glasgow North East by-election is held following the resignation of MP and former Speaker Michael Martin. (12th Nov 2009)
20th British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world. (30th Nov 1999)
20th Phase 3 of the Jubilee Line extension of the London Underground opens between Waterloo and Green Park. (20th Nov 1999)
25th The first National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers. (19th Nov 1994)
25th BBC1 television broadcasts the first episode of sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, created by Richard Curtis for its lead actress, Dawn French. (10th Nov 1994)
30th The House of Commons is televised live for the first time. (21st Nov 1989)
30th The Merry Hill Shopping Centre on the Dudley Enterprise Zone in the West Midlands becomes fully operational with the opening of the final shopping mall. (14th Nov 1989)
60th The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway (2nd Nov 1959)
75th An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people. (27th Nov 1944)
75th World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers. (26th Nov 1944)
75th Release of Laurence Olivier's Henry V, the first work of Shakespeare filmed in colour. (22nd Nov 1944)
75th The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers in one of the most successful precision bombing attacks of war and sinks the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway. (12th Nov 1944)
80th British Overseas Airways Corporation formed by merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. (24th Nov 1939)
100th Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament, and is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.) (28th Nov 1919)
100th King George V of the United Kingdom proclaims Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day). The idea is first suggested by Edward George Honey. (17th Nov 1919)
150th In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today. (22nd Nov 1869)
225th The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War. (18th Nov 1794)
400th Elizabeth of Scotland and England is crowned Queen of Bohemia. (7th Nov 1619)



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