Major Historical Anniversaries in November 2020

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 2020

5th Grant Shapps quits as Minister of State at the Department for International Development amid claims he failed to act on allegations of bullying following the apparent suicide of a youth activist in September. (28th Nov 2015)
5th Thousands of homes are left without power as Storm Barney rips through parts of Britain. (18th Nov 2015)
5th The Department for Transport announces that all speed cameras in England currently painted grey will be repainted yellow by the end of October 2016. (14th Nov 2015)
5th Storm Abigail is the first storm to be officially named by the Met Office. It leaves many travel services disrupted, schools closed, and 20,000 homes without power. (10th Nov 2015)
5th A protest march by masked anti-capitalists in central London on Bonfire Night leads to three Metropolitan Police officers being taken to hospital with injuries. Six police horses are also hurt. (5th Nov 2015)
25th The Princess of Wales gives a revealing television interview to Martin Bashir on the Panorama show on BBC One. The Princess discusses her adultery, depression and bulimia, her children, the media and the future of the monarchy in candid detail (20th Nov 1995)
25th The Today newspaper is discontinued after nine years in circulation. (17th Nov 1995)
30th British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership. (22nd Nov 1990)
60th Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case (2nd Nov 1960)
75th British fascist John Amery pleads guilty to treason and is immediately sentenced to hang. (28th Nov 1945)
75th David Lean's film of NoŽl Coward's Brief Encounter starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard goes on general release. (26th Nov 1945)
80th World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed. (14th Nov 1940)
80th The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto. (11th Nov 1940)
275th Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden. (8th Nov 1745)
900th The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England. (25th Nov 1120)


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