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 2021
|5th||Tornadoes affect parts of The Midlands and Wales, causing some damage. (17th Nov 2016)|
|5th||The second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2 is confirmed by the government, with lines running from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. (15th Nov 2016)|
|10th||The UK Government sold the Northern Rock Bank ? which was nationalised in 2008 ? to Virgin Money for ?747m. (17th Nov 2011)|
|10th||Unemployment rose to more than 2,600,000 (the highest level since 1994) during September. Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, warned that the UK is now at a great risk from the Eurozone debt crisis. Youth unemployment has now passed the 1,000,000 mark for the first time since 1986. (16th Nov 2011)|
|10th||Seven people died and dozens were injured after 34 vehicles collided ? many bursting into flames ? on the M5 motorway near Taunton in Somerset. 7 people died and 51 were injured. (4th Nov 2011)|
|20th||Debut of the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in London. (9th Nov 2001)|
|75th||Eight British Army servicemen are killed in Jerusalem by Jewish terrorists. (17th Nov 1946)|
|75th||Stevenage is designated by the government as Britain's first new town to relieve overcrowding and replace bombed homes in London. (11th Nov 1946)|
|75th||Peter Scott opens the Slimbridge Wetland Reserve in Gloucestershire. (10th Nov 1946)|
|75th||Shooting of Margaret Cook in Carnaby Street, London. (9th Nov 1946)|
|75th||First Royal Command Performance at a public cinema, the Empire, Leicester Square: premiere of the Powell and Pressburger film A Matter of Life and Death starring David Niven. (1st Nov 1946)|
|80th||The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U-81, sinking the following day. (13th Nov 1941)|
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