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 December 2017
|5th||Former Labour Party MP Margaret Moran is given a two year supervision and treatment order after falsely claiming £53,000 in expenses. (14th Dec 2012)|
|10th||Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days. (20th Dec 2007)|
|20th||Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland. (27th Dec 1997)|
|20th||The United Kingdom commences its Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which extends the state's gun ban to include all handguns-with the exception of antique and show weapons. (17th Dec 1997)|
|80th||First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber. (23rd Dec 1937)|
|150th||Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, killing six. (13th Dec 1867)|
|150th||At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States. (1st Dec 1867)|
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