Major Historical Anniversaries in December 2022

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 2022

10th University College Falmouth, Cornwall, is granted full university status as Falmouth University, a creative arts institution. (9th Dec 2012)
70th Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow. (5th Dec 1952)
90th BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service (19th Dec 1932)
100th One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence. (6th Dec 1922)
125th London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs. (6th Dec 1897)
150th HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth. (21st Dec 1872)


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