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Monday, 27 March, 2017  

News Anniversaries March 2017 - August 2017

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APRIL 2017, MAY 2017, JUNE 2017, JULY 2017, AUGUST 2017

MARCH 2017
1 Year (2016)
Mar 02: Coronation Street creator and writer Tony Warren dies aged 79.
Mar 02: UK: British Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton 1st horse race win at Wincanton.
Mar 02: Ex-England footballer Adam Johnson found guilty of sexual activity with girl aged 15.
Mar 02: UN Security Council passes resolution to expand sanctions against N. Korea.
Mar 02: Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe dies of cancer aged 53.
Mar 04: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (84) marries actress-model Jerry Hall (59) London.
Mar 05: Death US Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, 74 (credited with invention of email).
Mar 06: UK: Head of British Chambers of Commerce resigns over EU comments.
Mar 07: Tennis star Maria Sharapova reveals failed drugs test at the Australian Open.
Mar 08: UK: Energy firm Npower confirms 2,400 job cuts in the UK.
Mar 08: Sunderland FC CEO Margaret Byrne resigns over Adam Johnson child abuse case.
Mar 09: Death of British record producer Sir George Martin aged 90 (Beatles producer).
Mar 09: UK: Buckingham Palace complains of stories re Queen & EU Referendum.
Mar 09: UK: 5 men jailed for a total of 34 years for £14m Hatton Garden jewellery raid.
Mar 09: Refugee Crisis: Macedonia closes its border with Greece to block further migrants.
Mar 10: Death film production designer Sir Ken Adam, 85 ('Dr Strangelove' 'Goldfinger').
Mar 11: UK Newcastle Utd sack head coach Steve McClaren. Rafael Benitez appointed.
Mar 11: Death of rock musician Keith Emerson aged 71 (Emerson, Lake and Palmer).
Mar 14: Death of British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, aged 81.
Mar 14: Hundreds of migrants get through border fence between Greece & Macedonia.
Mar 14: Russian Pres Putin orders military withdrawal of "main part" of forces in Syria.
Mar 16: Death 'Thunderbirds' co-creator Sylvia Anderson, 88 (voice of 'Lady Penelope').
Mar 16: UK: Chancellor George Osborne delivers UK Budget.
Mar 17: Death of British magician Paul Daniels aged 77, from a brain tumour.
Mar 17: Death of British veteran broadcaster Cliff Mitchelmore aged 96.
Mar 18: Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam arrested by police in Brussels.
Mar 18: UK: Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith resigns from Government.
Mar 20: Start of EU-Turkey deal to tackle the migrant crisis on borders with Greece.
Mar 20: US President Obama makes 1st official US visit to Cuba since 1959 revolution.
Mar 22: Over 30 killed in terror attacks at Brussels International Airport and a metro station.
Mar 24: UK: Footballer Adam Johnson jailed for 6 years for sex offences with 15 yr old girl.
Mar 24: Dutch international footballer & manager Johann Cruff dies from cancer aged 68.
Mar 24: Ex Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic jailed for 40 years for war crimes.
Mar 25: Death of US actor & comedian Garry Shandling aged 66.
Mar 27: Over 70 killed in an explosion at a park in the city of Lahore, East Pakistan.
Mar 30: UK: Planned closure of loss-making steel plants likely to cost thousands of jobs.
Mar 30: Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw sworn in: 1st elected civilian leader in 50 years.
Mar 31: Death British comedian & entertainer Ronnie Corbett, 85 ('The Two Ronnies').
Mar 31: Death Iraqi-born architect Dame Zaha Hadid, 65 (London Olympic Aquatic Centre).

2 Years (2015)
Mar 10: UK: Queen Elizabeth II names new luxury cruise liner 'Britannia'.
Mar 10: UK: BBC 'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson suspended after 'incident'.
Mar 12: Death of fantasy science-fiction author Terry Pratchett aged 66.
Mar 17: UK: Ex Chief Supt David Duckenfield admits his failure in 96 Hillsborough deaths.
Mar 18: 21 killed in terrorist attack on Bardo National Museum in Tunis.
Mar 23: Death of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Aged 91.
Mar 23: UK: Prime Minister David Cameron tells BBC he will not serve a 3rd term in office.
Mar 24: Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps. All 150 on board killed.
Mar 25: TV Presenter Jeremy Clarkson told no new BBC 'Top Gear' contract.
Mar 26: Re-burial ceremony for body of King Richard III in Leicestershire.
Mar 27: Italy: Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito murder convictions quashed.

5 Years (2012)
Mar 13: 'Encyclopaedia Britannica' ends print edition after 240 years.
Mar 29: UK: Respect Party George Galloway wins Bradford West By-Election.
Mar 31: UK: Anne Robinson hosts final edition of BBC quiz show 'The Weakest Link'.
10 Years (2007)

Mar 14: Death English actor Gareth Hunt, 64 ('Upstairs,Downstairs','The New Avengers')'
Mar 18: Death of English cricketer & coach Bob Woolmer aged 58.

15 Years (2002)
Mar 23: Death of Australian-born actor Leo McKern, 82 ('Rumpole of the Bailey').
Mar 25: Death football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme, 81 (1966 World Cup Final).
Mar 27: Death of British comedian & film actor Dudley Moore, 66 ('Arthur', '10').
Mar 27: Death of US comedian & actor Milton Berle aged 93.
Mar 27: Death Austrian-born US film director Billy Wilder, 95 ('Sunset Boulevard').
Mar 30: Death of Elizabeth, The Queen Mother aged 101 at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

20 Years (1997)
Mar 04: US President Bill Clinton bans as Govt funding on human cloning research.
Mar 06: Pablo Picasso picture 'Tete de Femme' srtolen fron London gallery.
Mar 09: Death of British screenwriter Terry Nation, 66 (creator of Dr Who's 'Daleks').
Mar 14: Death US film director Fred Zimmeman, 89 ('High Noon', 'From Here to Eternity').
Mar 21: Death Rev W.Audry aged 85 (creator & writer of 'Thomas the Tank Engine').
Mar 22: Comet Hale-Bopp makes its clostest approach to earth.
Mar 23: Start of ITV murder drama series 'Midsomer Murders'.
Mar 24: 'The English Patient' wins Best Picture at Academy Awards.
Mar 31: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st episode of children's programme 'Teletubbies'.

25 Years (1992)
Mar 09: People's Republic of China ratifies Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Mar 09: Death of former Israeli PM & Nobel Peace Prize winner Menachem Begin, 78.
Mar 18: White South Africans vote for ending of Apartheid Laws.
Mar 19: Buckingham Palace announce separation of Prince Andrew & Duchess of York.
Mar 24: 'Punch' Magazine announces it is to close after 150 years' publication.

30 Years (1987)
Mar 02: US: Chrysler Corporation aquires American Motors for $1.5billion.
Mar 03: Death of US actor, singer & comedian Danny Kaye, 76 ('White Christmas').
Mar 06: 'Herald of Free Enterprise' car ferry capsizes at Zeebrugge. Over 190 killed.
Mar 21: Death Austrian singer Maria von Trapp, 82 (life inspired 'Sound of Music').
Mar 23: At least 30 injured in IRA bomb blast at British Army base in West Germany.
Mar 24: Walt Disney Company signs agreement to build Euro Disney Resort near Paris.
Mar 28: Death of British actor Patrick Troughton aged 67 ('The Omen', 'Dr Who').

35 Years (1982)
Mar 03: UK: Queen opens £150m Barbican Centre for Arts & Conferences.
Mar 05: Death of US actor John Belushi, aged 33 ('The Blues Brothers').
Mar 16: Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow found guilty of attempted murder of wife.
Mar 19: Argentinians raise country's flag on South Georgia, Falkland Islands, S.Atlantic.
Mar 21: Death of comedy actor Harry H.Corbett aged 57 ('Steptoe & Son').
Mar 29: 'Chariots of Fire' wins Best Picture at Academy Awards, Los Angeles

40 Years (1977)
Mar 05: Death of Formula 1 racing driver Tom Bryce in crash at South African GP.
Mar 11: US film director Roman Polanski charged with raping a 13 year old girl.
Mar 12: Start Centenary Test Match Australia & England, Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mar 25: UK: BBC TV broadcasts last episode of prison comedy 'Porridge'.
Mar 27: 580 killed when 2 jumbo jets collide on runway at Tenerife Airport.

45 Years (1972)
Mar 02: Launch 'Pioneer 10' spacecraft: 1st man-made satellite to leave solar system.
Mar 13: Novelist Clifford Irving admits making up autobiography of Howard Hughes.
Mar 24: Award-winning film 'The Godfather' goes on release in USA.
Mar 24: British Government proroges N.Ireland Parlt & introduces 'Direct Rule'.
Mar 26: 17 climbers killed in avalanche on Mount Fuji, Japan.
Mar 26: Closure of last trolley-bus service in UK in Bradford.
Mar 29: Death British industrialist J.Arthur Rank, aged 83 (Rank Organisation).
Mar 31: CND march from London to Atomic Weapons Research Unit, Aldermaston.

50 Years (1967)
Mar 04: UK: 1st North Sea Gas is pumped ashore at Easington, Yorkshire
Mar 04: UK: QPR 1st Division 3 club to win Football League Cup at Wembley.
Mar 06: Death of US singer & actor Nelson Eddy aged 65.
Mar 09: Svetlana Alliluyeva (Stalin's daughter) defects to West seeking asylum, India.
Mar 18: Supertanker 'Torrey Canyon' runs aground off Land's End.

55 Years (1962)
Mar 19: Release of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan's debut album 'Bob Dylan' in USA.

60 Years (1957)
Mar 03: UK enters Eurovision Song Contest, for 1st time in Frankfurt.
Mar 06: Ghana becomes 1st black African country to gain independence.
Mar 08: Egypt re-opens Suez Canal following closure during 1956 Suez Crisis.
Mar 25: 6 countries sign Treaty of Rome to form European Economic Community (EEC).
Mar 26: US singer Elvis Presley buys 'Graceland' mansion, Tennessee for $100,000.
Mar 27: Academy Award for Best Picture goes to 'Around The World in 80 Days'.

70 Years (1947)
Mar 01: International Monetary Fund (IMF) comes into operation.
Mar 09: Death US women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt aged 88.
Mar 12: US President Truman announces 'Truman Doctrine' to stem Soviet Communism.
Mar 19: Film 'The Best Years of Our Lives' wins 7 Academy Awards.

75 Years (1942)
Mar 12: WW2: US Gewneral Douglas MacArthur evacuated from Philippines.
Mar 18: WW2: USA enacts law to start internment of American Japanese.
Mar 27: Birth of British actor Michael York ('Cabaret').
Mar 28: WW2: British commando raid on German-held dockyard at St Nazarre.
Mar 29: Birth of British actress Julie Goodyear ('Bet Lynch' in 'Coronation Street').

80 Years (1937)
Mar 20: Death of British golfer Harry Varden aged 66 (6 times Open Champion).

100 Years (1917)

Mar 01: USA learns of 'Zimmermann Telegram' for German-Mexican military alliance.
Mar 07: 1st jazz record goes on sale: 'The Dixieland Jazz Band One-Step'.
Mar 15: Russian Revolution: Abdication of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia.

APRIL 2017

1 Year (2016)
Apr 01: Death Denise Robertson, resident agony aunt for ITV's 'This Morning', 83.
Apr 03: Leak of 11m confidential documents from Panama law firm Mossack Fonsecahas.
Apr 04: 1st boat with migrants being deported from Greece under EU plan, arrives in Turkey.
Apr 05: Iceland PM resigns following leaked Panama Papers on offshore finance.
Apr 06: Ex French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen 30,000e fine for holocaust comment.
Apr 07: British PM David Cameron admits receiving historic benefits from offshore funds.
Apr 09: UK Prime Minister David Cameron forced to publish full income & tax accounts.
Apr 09: British boxer Anthony Joshua bts Charles Martin (US) to win IBF heavyweight title.
Apr 10: Golfer Danny Willett 1st Briton to win US Masters in 20 years (Nick Faldo 1996).
Apr 13: UK: Culture Secretary John Whittingdale admits former relationship with an escort.
Apr 13: Death of British playwright Sir Arnold Wesker aged 83.
Apr 14: Death actor Gareth Thomas, 71 (star of 1970s BBC sci-fi series 'Blake's 7').
Apr 20: Death of British comedian, singer and writer Victoria Wood aged 62.
Apr 21: Death UK film director Guy Hamilton, 93 ('Colditz Story','Goldfinger').
Apr 21: Death of US singer Prince aged 57.
Apr 22: UK: Alton Towers admits breach of safety rules in rollercoaster accident, 2015.
Apr 25: UK High Street retailer BHS to file for administration threatening 10,000 jobs.
Apr 26: UK: Junior doctors stage 1st all-out strike in history of National Health Service.
Apr 26: Mitsubishi Motors admits rigging fuel economy tests since 1991.
Apr 26: Inquest says 96 football fans in 1989 Hillsborough Disaster unlawfully killed.
Apr 26: UK: Menswear retailer Austin Reed enters administration: 1,100 jobs at risk
Apr 27: UK: S.Yorks Chief Constable David Crompton suspended after Hillsborough inquest.

2 Years (2015)
Apr 02: Terrorists kill 148 in mass shooting at Garissa University College, Kenya.
Apr 02: UK: ITV broadcasts live TV election debate with 7 party leaders.
Apr 08: Gang steals money, diamonds & jewellery at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd.
Apr 11: British tennis player Andy Murray marries Kim Sears in Dunblane, Scotland.
Apr 11: 1st time women & men hold Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race on same day.
Apr 12: Sheila Kitzinger, natural childbirth expert, dies aged 86.
Apr 14: Death US soul singer Percy Sledge, 74 ('When a Man Loves a Woman').
Apr 19: Hundreds of Libyan migrants killed as boat capsises in Mediterranean Sea.
Apr 22: UK: Tesco supermarket retailer posts record loss of £6.4 billion.
Apr 25: UK: Champion jockey A P McCoy's final race meeting.
Apr 25: Major Earthquake in Nepal. Estimated 9,000 killed in Nepal, China & India.
Apr 26: UK: Largest to date London Marathon with more than 38,000 competitors.
Apr 27: UK: Ex nurse jailed 18 yrs for rape & assault of unconscious women in hospital.
Apr 30: Death of US soul singer Ben E.King aged 76 ('Stand By Me').
5 Years (2012)

Apr 03: James Murdoch resigns chair BSKYB after newspaper phone hacking scandal.
Apr 10: 'BBC Breakfast' now broadcast from Salford Quays new media centre.
Apr 14: Grand National broadcast live on BBC TV for final time (after 52 years).
Apr 21: Death of Charles Colson, 80 (special counsel to US President Richard Nixon).
Apr 26: Ex Liberian President Charles Taylor found guilty of aiding war crimes.

10 Years (2007)
Apr 03: French High Speed Train (TGV) reaches a record speed of 574mph.
Apr 03: Death of US actor Gordon Scott, 80 ('Tarzan').
Apr 16: US: Virginia Tech shooting by South Korean student. 32 shot & killed.
Apr 23: Death of 1st President of Russia Boris Yeltsin aged 76.
Apr 23: UK: BBC 'Panorama' exposes 'phone-in' scandal of TV phone competitions.
Apr 25: Death of England footballer & manager Alan Ball, 61 (World Cup winner 1966).

15 Years (2002)
Apr 04: Israeli forces begin 38 day siege of Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Apr 04: End of Angolan Civil War (over 25 years). Estimated 500,000 killed.
Apr 09: UK Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Westminster Abbey.
Apr 18: Death Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, 87 ('Kon-Tiki' expedition 1947).
Apr 22: Death of US pornography actress Linda Lovelace, 53 ('Deep Throat').
Apr 27: Death US businesswoman Ruth Handler aged 85. Creator of 'Barbie' doll.

20 Years (1997)
Apr 05: Death of US poet Allan Ginsberg, 70 (leading figure in 'Beat Generation').
Apr 11: Major fire damages Turin Cathedral, Italy (home to Shroud of Turin).
Apr 13: Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods, 21, is youngest-ever golfer to win US Masters.
Apr 14: Grand National, Aintree, delayed by suspected IRA bomb. Race run 2 days later.
Apr 22: Troops storm Japanese Embassy in Peru: free 72 hostages held for 4 months.

25 Years (1992)
Apr 05: Bosnia & Herzegovina proclaims independence from Republic of Yugoslavia.
Apr 05: Death of US singer & siongwriter Kurt Cobain, 27 ('Nirvana').
Apr 05: Bosnian War: Serb troops begin siege of Sarajevo.
Apr 07: European Community & USA recognise Bosnia & Herzegovina independence.
Apr 09: Conservative PM John Major wins General Election to remain in power.
Apr 10: UK ITV broadcasts 1st episode of period police drama 'Heartbeat'.
Apr 10: IRA bombing of Baltic Exchange, City of London. 3 killed.
Apr 12: Opening of Euro Disneyland in France. Later renamed Disneyland Paris.
Apr 13: UK: Labour leader Neil Kinnock resigns 4 days after losing General Election.
Apr 15: Death of UK Olympic & World Champion ice skater John Curry, 44.
Apr 20: UK: Freddie Mercury ('Queen') Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness, Wembley.
Apr 20: Death British comedian Benny Hill, 68 ('The Benny Hill Show').
Apr 20: Death British comedian Frankie Howerd, 75 ('Up Pompeii', 'Carry On' films).
Apr 22: Death of 37th US President Richard Milhous Nixon, 81.
Apr 27: UK: Labour MP Betty Boothroyd 1st woman Speaker of House of Commons.
Apr 27: Death English actress Lynne Frederick, 39 (ex wife Peter Sellers & David Frost).
Apr 28: Serbia & Montenegrto form new state: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Apr 29: US: Rioting in LA after 4 white police officers cleared of beating Rodney King.

30 Years (1987)
Apr 03: Jewellery of Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, sells for £31m at auction.
Apr 16: UK: Conservative MP Harvey Proctor goes on trial on charges of gross indecency.
Apr 19: US TV: 1st appearance 'The Simpsons' cartoon characters in 'Tracey Ullman Show'.
Apr 21: Over 100 killed in garage bomb in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

35 Years (1982)

Apr 02: Argentinian troops occupy British territory on Falkland Islands in South Atlantic.
Apr 15: Death of British actor Arthur Lowe aged 66 ('Coronation Street', 'Dad's Army').
Apr 24: British marines land and re-take South Georgia, Falklands.

40 Years (1977)

Apr 02: UK: 'Red Rum' wins UK horse-racing's Grand National for 3rd time, Aintree.
Apr 03: UK: ITV broadcasts 1st episode of mini-series 'Jesus of Nazareth' (Robert Powell).

45 Years (1972)
Apr 19:  Lord Widgery Report into 'Bloody Sunday' shootings by troops in Londonderry.

50 Years (1967)
Apr 04: Death of US songwriter Al Lewis, 65 ('Blueberry Hill').
Apr 08: UK's Sandie Shaw wins 12th Eurovision Song Contest ('Puppet On A String').
Apr 10: 'A Man for All Seasons' wins Academy Awards Best Picture.
Apr 21: Military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulosa takes over in Greece.
Apr 24: Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov killed in 'Soyuz 1' spacecraft on re-entry.
Apr 28: World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses military service.

60 Years (1957)
Apr 09: Egypt re-opens Suez Canal to all shipping following 1956 Suez Crisis.
Apr 24: BBC broadcasts 1st edition of 'The Sky At Night' with presenter Patrick Moore.

65 Years (1952)
Apr 30: English publication 'The Diary of Anne Frank' by 14 yr old Jewish girl in WW2.

70 Years (1947)

Apr 07: Death of US industriualist Henry Ford (Ford Motor Co) aged 83.
Apr 16: Execution of Rudolf Hoss, SS Commandant of Auschwitz Camp during WW2.

75 Years (1942)
Apr 15: WW2: Malta awarded George Cross after 6 months' daily German bombing.

80 Years (1937)
Apr 01: Aden becomes a British Crown Colony.
Apr 12: English engineer Frank Whittle ground tests world's 1st jet engine.
Apr 26: Spanish Civil War: Guernica bombed by German Condor Legion.

85 Years (1932)

Apr 25: Birth of British actor William Roache ('Ken Barlow' in 'Coronation Street')

90 Years (1927)

Apr 14: Production of 1st Volvo car begins in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Apr 15: Death French writer Gaston Lerouz, 58 ('The Phantom of the Opera').

100 Years (1917)
Apr 01: Death US composer & pianist Scott Joplin, 49 ('Maple Leaf Rag','The Entertainer').
Apr 06: WW1: United States of America declares war on Germany.
Apr 25: Birth of American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

MAY 2017

1 Year (2016)
May 02: UK: 5000-1 outsiders Leicester City win Premier League for 1st time.
May 02: Daily Mail's horoscope writer Jonathan Cainer dies aged 58.
May 05: Start of major wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta in Canada.
May 06: UK: Labour candidate Sadiq Khan elected Mayor of London.
May 09: Death Australian TV Producer Reg Grundy, 92 ('Neighbours', 'Prisoner Cell Block H').
May 09: UEFA President Michel Platini resigns from European football's governing body.
May 12: Brazil President Dilma Rousseff to face trial after Senate vote for impeachment.
May 15: Death French actress Madeleine Lebeau, 92, last surviving actor from 'Casablanca'.
May 15: UK: Man Utd Football Ground evacuated following discovery of a 'dummy bomb'.
May 21: Manufacture of UK-made cigarettes ends: closure of Horizon factory, Nottingham.
May 22: Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour killed in US drone strike in Afghanisatan.
May 22: UK director Ken Loach's film 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival.
May 23: Manchester Utd sack manager Louis van Gaal 2 years into 3 year contract.
May 23: UK: North Yorkshire Council votes to allow fracking near village of Kirby Misperton.
May 24: Death of actor Burt Kwouk aged 85 ('Cato' in 'Pink Panther' films).
May 24: US judge orders comedian Bill Cosby, 78, to stand trial for sexual assault.
May 27: Historic visit by US President Obama to Horoshima, Japan bombed in 1945.
May 27: UK: Jose Mourinho officially confirmed Manchester United manager.
May 29: UK: 18 Albanian migrants among 20 people rescued from boat off Kent coast.
May 30: England cricketer Alastair Cook is youngest player to score 10,000 Test runs.
May 31: Death of television writer Carla Lane, 87 ('The Liver Birds'; 'Bread'; 'Butterflies').
May 31: Opening Gotthard Tunnel, world's longest & deepest rail tunnel (35m), Swiss Alps.

2 Years (2015)
May 02: Birth 2nd child of Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana).
May 02: Death of best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell aged 85.
May 08: UK: Conservative Party wins General Election with a 12 seat majority.
May 08: UK: Resignations of party leaders Ed Miliband (Labour) Nick Clegg (Liberal Dems).
May 08: UK Election: SNP wins 56 of 59 parliamentary seats in Scotland.
May 11: UKIP leader Nigel Farage 'persuaded' to remain party leader.
May 19: Prince Charles starts Irish tour (including meeting Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams).
May 19: UK: Police make 9 arrests following recent Hatton Garden Safe Deposit raid.
May 23: Irish Referendum votes in favour of legalising same-sex marriages.
May 27: Ex British PM Tony Blair says soon standing down as 'Middle East Envoy'
May 27: Police arrest FIFA officials in Switzerland in major corruption investigation.
May 30: Cricketer Alastair Cook becomes England's highest-ever Test-scoring batsman.

5 Years (2012)
May 05: Chelsea FC win European Championship for 1st time beating Bayern Munich.
May 09: Death of international celebrity hairdresser Vidal Sassoon aged 84.
May 19: English Premiership football club Chelsea win European Cup.
May 20: Death of singer/songwriter Robin Gibb ('The Bee Gees') aged 62.
May 22: Public opening of Tokyo Skytree (634m) world's tallest self-supporting tower.
May 22: Royal Navy's 1st female warship commander joins frigate HMS Portland.

10 Years (2007)
May 03: Disappearance of 3 yr old Madeleine McCann, Praiadu Luz, Portugal.
May 16: SNP leader Alex Salmond elected 1st Minister of Scotland.
May 16: Ministry of Defence say Prince Harry will not be deployed to Iraq (security fears).
May 21: 19th century clipper 'Cutty Sark' badly damaged by fire, Greenwich, London.
May 29: Re-opening of Longbridge car factory, Birmingham to make MGTF Sports Car.

15 Years (2002)
May 06: Assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, 54, in Netherlands.
May 10: Ex FBI agent Robert Hanssen jailed for life for selling secrets to Soviet Union.
May 10: UK: Potters Bar rail crash in Hertfordshire. 7 killed.
May 11: Death of UK 'Right To Die' campaigner Diane Pretty aged 43.
May 20: East Timor independence after 26 years' occupation by Indonesia.
May 24: USA & Russia sign Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty in Moscow.
May 26: Mars Odyssey spacecraft detects sign of water ice deposits on Mars.

20 Years (1997)

May 02: UK: Labour leader Tony Blair, aged 43, wins landslide General Election victory.
May 02: UK General Election: Britain elects 1st muslim MP (Mohammad Sarwar: Labour).
May 02: UK General Election: Britain elects a record number of women MPs (119).
May 06: UK: Labour Chancellor Gordon Brown makes Bank of England independent.
May 13: Death English poet & novelist Laurie Lee aged 82 ('Cider With Rosie').
May 19: UK Health Minister announces end to tobacco company sponsorship of sport.

25 Years (1992)
May 12: UK Govt unveils plans for a 5th Terminal at be built at Heathrow Airport.
May 23: Bomb kills Italian anti-Mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, 53 in Sicily.
May 25: Australian Lindy Chamberlain compensation for wrongful murder conviction.
May 30: UN impose sanctions on Yugoslavia re its attacks on Bosnia & Hercegovina.

30 Years (1987)
May 11: Ex Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie on trial in Lyons for war crimes during WW2.
May 14: Lt Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka heads bloodless coup in Fiji.
May 17: 47 US sailors killed by Iraqi missile attack on USS Stark in Persian Gulf.
May 22: Start of the 1st Rugby Union World Cup in New Zealand.
May 28: 18 yr old W.German Mathias Rust lands private plane in Red Square, Moscow.

35 Years (1982)
May 01: Falklands War: RAF bombers attack Port Stanley airport occupied by Argentinians.
May 02: Falklands War: British submarine sinks Argentine light cruiser General Belgrano.
May 04: UK: Start of 'Wogan' early evening chatshow on BBC TV.
May 04: Falklands War: Royal Navy's HMS Sheffield sunk by Argentine missile in air strike.
May 24: Falklands War: Argentine missile sinks container ship 'Atlantic Conveyor'.
May 29: Pope John Paul II makes historic visit to Canterbury Cathedral.

40 Years (1977)
May 03: UK: Queen launches Royal Navy light aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, Barrow.
May 13: England cricket capt Tony Greig sacked for recruiting for 'World Series Cricket'.
May 17: UK: Queen Elizabeth II starts Silver Jubilee Tour of UK in Glasgow.
May 23: Moluccan terrorists hijack train & take hostages at a school in Netherlands.
May 25: US cinema release of sci-fi action adventure film 'Star Wars'.
May 25: Liverpool FC win European Cup for 1st time in Rome.
May 28: Fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club, Southgate, Kentucky kills 165.

45 Years (1972)
May 09: Israeli commandos storm Arab hi-jacked plane at Tel Aviv & release 100 hostages.
May 22: US President Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow for talks with Soviet leader.
May 26: US Pres Nixon & Soviet leader Brezhnev sign Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty.
May 26: State-owned travel firm Thomas Cook sold to private consortium for £22m.
May 30: Official IRA announces ceasefire in Northern Ireland.
50 Years (1967)
May 01: Wedding of Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
May 06: Dr Zakir Hussain is 1st muslim to become President of India.
May 06: Police battle with striking workers rioting in Hong Kong. Over 50 killed.
May 10: UK: Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger & Keith Richards charged with drug offences.
May 11: Prime Minister Harold Wilson applies for UK to join European Economic Community.
May 12: Death of English poet John Masefield, 88 (Poet Laureatte 1930-1967).
May 12: UK Government gives go ahead to convert Stansted into an international airport.
May 17: Syria orders military mobilisation during tension with Israel.
May 19: Soviet Union ratifies treaty with USA & UK banning nuclear weapons in space.
May 23: Egypt closes Straits of Tiyan to all Israeli shipping in growing tension.
May 24: Launch of last ship built at Portsmouth Dockyard: RN frigate HMS Andromeda.
May 25: Celtic 1st British football club to win European Cup beating Inter Milan 2-1.
May 27: Australian Referendum supports recognising rights of indigenous population.
May 28: Briton Sir Francis Chichester 1st to complete single-handed voyage around world.
May 30: Egypt & Jordan sign defence agreement if future conflict with Israel.
May 30: Biafra in eastern Nigeria announces its independence.

60 Years (1957)
May 02: Hammer Films release its 1st colour horror film 'The Curse of Frankenstein'.
May 02: Death US senator Joseph McCarthy, 48 (staunch anti-Communist campaigner).
May 14: UK: End of petrol rationing imposed during 'Suez Crisis' in 1956.
May 15: Britain tests 1st Hydrogen Bomb dropping it on Malden Island in Pacific Ocean.
May 15: Footballer Stanley Matthews ends 23 yr international career in last England game.
May 16: Death US prohibition law enforcement agent Eliot Ness, 54 ('The Untouchables').

65 Years (1952)
May 02: World's 1st jet airliner 'De Havilland Comet' makes 1st commercial flight.

70 Years (1947)
May 02: US release of Christmas classic film 'Miracle on 34th Street'.
May 06: East Kilbride designated site for Scotland's first New Town.

75 Years (1942)
May 07: WW2: Surender of US forces on Corregidor, Philippines to Japanese.
May 08: WW2: Battle of the Coral Sea between US & Japanese navies.
May 26: WW2: Britain & USSR sign Anglo-Soviet Treaty in London.
May 30: WW2: RAF bomber command launches 1st 1,000 plane air raid on Cologne.

80 Years (1937)
May 06: German airship Hindenburg catches fire Lakehurst, New Jersey. 35 killed.
May 12: Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Westminster Abbey.
May 21: UK accepts over 4,000 Basque child refugees fleeing Spanish Civil War.
May 27: Opening of Golden Gate Bridge, California to pedestrian traffic.
May 28: UK: Neville Chamberlain becomes UK Prime Minister (Baldwin resigns).
May 28: Founding of car manufacturer Volkswagen in Lower Saxony, Germany.

85 Years (1932)
May 04: Birth of TV animator Ivor Wood ('Magic Roundabout', 'Wombles', 'Postman Pat').

90 Years (1927)
May 09: Joe Davis wins snooker's 1st World Championship, Birmingham.
May 11: Founding of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in United States.
May 20: Treaty of Jeddah: UK recognises formation of Saudi Arabia under Ibn Saud.
May 20: US pilot Charles Lindburgh 1st non-stop transatlantic flight ('Spirit of St Louis').

95 Years (1922)

May 05: Work starts on building Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York.
May 27: Birth English actor Sir Christopher Lee ('Count Dracula' in Hammer horror films).
May 30: Dedication of Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.
May 31: Birth English actor Denholm Elliott ('Indiana Jones','The Cruel Sea','King Rat').

100 Years (1917)
May 07: Birth of English actor David Tomlinson ('Mary Poppins').
May 21: Birth Canadian actor Raymond Burr ('The Rear Window', 'Perry Mason' TV series).
May 25: WW1: 1st daylight bombing raid by German airforce on Folkestone. 95 killed.
May 29: Birth of US President John F.Kennedy,  Brookline, Massachusetts.

110 Years (1907)
May 26: Birth of American film actor John Wayne.

JUNE 2017

1 Year (2016)

Jun 02: Official announcement UK retailer BHS to close with over 11,000 job losses.
Jun 03: Paris on alert as flood water from River Seine rises dramatically (over 6 metres).
Jun 03: Death of 3 times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, 74.
Jun 11: Rioting involving English & Russian fans at European Championships, France.
Jun 12: Lone gunman kills 49 & injures 50 in shooting at gay nightclub, Orlando, Florida.
Jun 15: UK: Ex BHS owner Sir Philip Green apologises to MPs for demise of company.
Jun 16: UK Labour MP Jo Cox, 41 shot and stabbed to death in Yorkshire.
Jun 17: 94-year-old ex Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning sentenced to 5 years in jail.
Jun 23: Death of composer & conductor Harry Rabinowitz aged 100.
Jun 23: UK Referendum on remaining or leaving European Union.
Jun 24: UK Votes to leave European Union by a majority of 1,270,000 (52%-48%).
Jun 24: UK Prime Minister David Cameron says will to resign within 3 months.
Jun 26: Chinese container ship 1st vessel to sail into newly expanded Panama Canal.
Jun 27: Argentinian Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football.
Jun 27: UK: Mass resignations by Labour Shadow Ministers over Corbyn leadership.
Jun 27: England football manager Roy Hodgson resigns after beaten 2-1 by Iceland.
Jun 28: UK: Labour MPs pass no confidence vote in leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172-40.
Jun 28: Terrorist gun & bomb attack Ataturk airport, Istanbul. 40 killed, 250 injured.

2 Years (2015)

Jun 02: Death former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy aged 55.
Jun 02: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he is to stand down within months.
Jun 02: UK: Major accident on a 'ride' at Alton Towers, Staffs. 4 seriously injured.
Jun 07: Death of English-born film actor Sir Christopher Lee aged 93.
Jun 09: World's largest banking retailer, HSBC, announces 25,000 job losses worldwide.
Jun 11: Death of English actor Ron Moody aged 91 ('Oliver').
Jun 20: UK: 250,000 in city demonstrations against Govt austerity measures.
Jun 25: Official figures put UK population up 500,000 to around 64,600,000.
Jun 25: Death of actor Patrick MacNee, star of 'The Avengers' TV series, aged 93.
Jun 26: Tunisian Beach Attack: 38 holidaymakers killed in terrorist attack.
Jun 29: Egypt public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, killed in bomb attack in Cairo.

5 Years (2012)
Jun 03: Britain: Royal Jubilee Pageant of 1,000 boats on River Thames.
Jun 03: Death of former Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir aged 96.
Jun 02: Leanne Mitchell wins 1st series of ITV talent show 'The Voice'.

10 Years (2007)
Jun 08: 19 year old London singer Adele Atkins' TV debut on BBC TV.
Jun 09: UK: Lee Mead wins BBC TV programme contest 'Any Dream Will Do'.
Jun 09: ITV broadcasts 1st edition of 'Britain's Got Talent' programme.
Jun 17: Opera singer Paul Potts wins 1st series of ITV show 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Jun 18: Death of controversial English comedian Bernard Manning aged 76.

15 Years (2002)

Jun 03: Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Golden Jubilee: 50 years on throne.
Jun 11: Former 'Beatle' Paul McCartney marries model Heather Mills (divorced 2008).
Jun 21: World Health Organisation declares whole of Europe to be polio-free.
Jun 24: Major train crash in Tanzania. Over 280 killed.
Jun 29: Death of US singer & actress Rosemary Clooney, 74 ('White Christmas').
Jun 30: Football: Brazil wins its 5th World Cup beating Germany 2-0.

20 Years (1997)
Jun 02: Timothy McVeigh convicted of murder for 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.
Jun 04: Death of British musician Ronnie Lane aged 51 ('Small Faces', 'Faces').
Jun 11: UK House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns.
Jun 12: Opening of replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London (original 1599).
Jun 15: Death of N.Zealand-born British cartoonist Kim Casali ('Love is'…. cartoons).
Jun 19: UK: William Hague becomes leader of Conservative Party.
Jun 25: Death of French oceanographer & film-maker Jacques Cousteau.
Jun 26: Publication debut novel by J.K.Rowling ('Harry Potter & Philosopher's Stone').

25 Years (1992)
Jun 02: Danish referendum rejects confirming the Maastricht Treaty.
Jun 03: Death English actor Robert Morley, 84 ('African Queen', 'Genghis Khan', 'Cromwell').
Jun 16: Publication of controversial book 'Diana: Her True Story' by Andrew Morton.
Jun 23: New York crime boss John Gotti sentenced to life for murder & racketeering.
Jun 23: Israeli Labour Party, led by Yitzhak Rabin, wins national election.
Jun 29: Assassination of Muhammad Boudiaf, President of Algeria.
Jun 30: Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes seat in House of Lords.

30 Years (1987)
Jun 01: Assassination of Rashid Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon.
Jun 02: Death of Spanish classical guitarist Andres Segovia.
Jun 08: New Zealand declares itself to be a nuclear free zone.
Jun 06: Death of Scottish actor Fulton Mackay aged 64 ('Mr Mackay' in 'Porridge').
Jun 11: UK: Conservative PM Margaret Thatcher wins 3rd consecutive general election.
Jun 19: UK: ITV broadcasts Royal edition of 'It’s a Knockout'.
Jun 22: Death US dancer & actor Fred Astaire, 88 ('Top Hat', 'Shall We Dance').
Jun 24: Death US film & TV comedian Jackie Gleason (TV series 'The Honeymooners').
Jun 25: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev outlines plans for major economic reforms.

35 Years (1982)
Jun 03: Israeli Ambassador to Britain left paralysed after shot in Mayfair, London.
Jun 06: Israeli forces begin invasion of southern Lebanon.
Jun 08: Falklands War: 50 British servicemen killed by Argentine attack, Bluff Cove.
Jun 11: US film release of box office hit  'E.T.-The Extra Terrestrial'.
Jun 12: Over 750,000 attend nuclear disarmament rally in Central Park, New York.
Jun 14: Falklands War: Ceasefire & surrender agreed between British & Argentinean forces.
Jun 18: Argentine President Leopoldo Galtieri resigns following defeat in Falklands War.
Jun 18: Death of German-Austrian actor Curt Jurgens, 66 ('Lord Jim', 'The Longest Day').
Jun 19: Italian banker Roberto Calvi found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge, London.
Jun 21: UK: Princess Diana gives birth to 1st child, Prince William.

40 Years (1977)
Jun 02: Death Irish-born US film actor Stephen Boyd, 45 ('Fantastic Voyage', 'Ben-Hur').
Jun 03: Bob Marley & The Wailers release best-selling album 'Exodus'.
Jun 04: Greece releases 5 British plane-spotters held for 10 weeks for 'spying'.
Jun 07: UK: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee procession to St Paul's Cathedral.
Jun 12: Final concert by US pop group 'The Supremes' performed in London.
Jun 15: Spain holds 1st democratic elections following 36 years of Franco dictatorship.
Jun 16: Death of German-born rocket scientist Werner von Braun aged 65.
Jun 21: Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
Jun 25: Death of Olave St Clair Baden-Powell aged 88 (Girl Guides).
Jun 26: Last concert by US singer Elvis Presley at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.

45 Years (1972)
Jun 05: UK: Funeral of Edward, Duke of Windsor at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
Jun 17: 5 burglars arrested in Democratic National Office, Watergate, Washington DC.
Jun 28: US President Nixon says no more new draftees will be sent to fight in Vietnam.
Jun 29: US Supreme Court rules capital punishment to be unconstitutional.

50 Years (1967)
Jun 01: British group 'The Beatles' release 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album.
Jun 03: Death of British children's writer Arthur Ransome ('Swallows and Amazons').
Jun 05: Start of 6-Day War: Israel launches pre-emptive attack on Egypt.
Jun 10: Death US Hollywood actor Spencer Tracy, 67 ('Captains Courageous','Boys Town').
Jun 11: End of Middle East 6-Day War with UN-brokered ceasefire.
Jun 12: US Supreme Court says state laws banning inter-racial marriage unconstitutional.
Jun 16: Start of Monterey Pop Festival, California at height of 'summer of love'.
Jun 17: People's Republic of China tests its 1st hydrogen bomb.
Jun 20: US boxing champion Muhammad Ali guilty of refusing to be drafted into US Army.
Jun 25: UK: 'Our World' live programme to 30 countries. Beatles sing 'All You Need Is Love'.
Jun 27: World's 1st ATM (cash machine) in operation at Barclays Bank, Enfield, London.
Jun 29: Death US actress & Hollywood sex symbol Jayne Mansfield in car crash, aged 34.

55 Years (1962)
Jun 01: Execution of German SS officer Adolf Eichmann after a trial in Israel.
Jun 03: Air France Boeing 707 crashes on take-off at Orly Airport, Paris. 130 killed.
Jun 12: US: 3 prisoners escape from Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, California.
Jun 14: UK: 1st episode of long-running BBC TV comedy 'Steptoe & Son'.

60 Years (1957)
Jun 01: 1st premium bond prize draw takes place in UK.

70 Years (1947)
Jun 01: Birth of English rock musician Ronnie Wood ('The Faces', 'The Rolling Stones').
Jun 02: Death of novelist, poet & gardener Vita Sackville-West, aged 70.
Jun 10: Start of production of 1st SAAB car in Sweden.
Jun 11: 1st Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.
Jun 19: Birth of Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie ('The Satanic Verses').
Jun 25: Publication of 'The Diary of a Young Girl' by holocaust victim Anne Frank.

75 Years (1942)
Jun 01: WW2: Mexico declares war on Germany, Italy & Japan.
Jun 03: Birth of US singer songwriter Curtis Mayfield.
Jun 04: WW2: Death of Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich (shot in Prague earlier).
Jun 04: WW2: Start Battle of Midway between US & Japanese naval forces in Pacific.
Jun 07: WW2: Japanese forces invade Aleutian Islands in Pacific Ocean.
Jun 08: WW2: Japanese submarines fire on Sydney Harbour, Australia.
Jun 09: WW2: Czech village of Lidice destroyed to avenge killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
Jun 12: WW2: 1st entry in diary of young Jewish girl Anne Frank in Holland.
Jun 18: Birth of South African politician Thabo Mbeki.
Jun 18: Birth of Liverpudlian musician & songwriter Paul McCartney ('The Beatles').
Jun 20: Birth of US singer songwriter Brian Wilson ('The Beach Boys').
Jun 21: WW2: German forces under Field Marshall Rommel capture Tobruk, Libya.

80 Years (1937)
Jun 01: Birth of US actor Morgan Freeman ('The Shawshank Redemption', 'Glory').
Jun 01: Birth of Australian author Colleen McCullough ('The Thorn Birds').
Jun 03: US divorcee Wallis Simpson marries Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) in France.
Jun 07: Death of US film actress & 1930's sex symbol Jean Harlow aged 26.
Jun 11: Death of British aircraft designer Reginald J.Mitchell, aged 42 ('Spitfire').
Jun 14: 16 members of German mountaineering team killed by avalanche, Himalayas.
Jun 16: Birth of American novelist Erich Segal ('Love Story').
Jun 19: Death of Scottish novelist J.M.Barrie aged 77 ('Peter Pan').
Jun 21: UK: Wimbledon Championships 1st shown on BBC TV.
Jun 25: Death of British stage & screen actor Colin Clive ('Frankenstein').
Jun 30: Start 999 emergency telephone service, London (1st such service in world).

85 Years (1932)
Jun 04: Birth of US film & TV actor John Barrymore.
Jun 22: Birth of British actress Prunella Scales ('Fawlty Towers').
Jun 25: India plays its 1st cricket Test Match  against England at Lords).
Jun 25: Birth English pop artist Peter Blake ('Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' cover).

90 Years (1927)
Jun 04: Birth of English actor Geoffrey Palmer ('Butterflies', 'As Time Goes By').
Jun 18: Birth of English actor Paul Eddington ('The Good Life', 'Yes Prime Minister').
Jun 23: Birth US dancer, choreograopher & film director Bob Fosse ('Cabaret').
Jun 14: Death of English writer Jerome K.Jerome aged 68 ('Three Men In A Boat').

95 Years (1922)
Jun 01: Formation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland.
Jun 10: Birth of US singer & actress Judy Garland ('Wizard of Oz').
Jun 11: Premiere 'Nanook of the North' (1st commercially successful documentary film).
Jun 22: IRA agents murder British Army Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson in London.
Jun 28: Start of Irish Civil War: Irish National Army fires on IRA in Dublin.

100 Years (1917)
Jun 04: Awarding of 1st Pulitzer Prizes.
Jun 04: WW1: King George V establishes Order of British Empire.
Jun 05: WW1: Start of conscription in United States of America.
Jun 07: Birth US singer/actor Dean Martin ('Memories Are Made of This', 'That's Amore').
Jun 07: Birth US poet Gwendolyn Brooks, 1st African-American poet to win Pulitzer Prize.
Jun 07: WW1: Start Battle of Messines with massive explosions under German lines.
Jun 11: Abdication of King Constantine 1 of Greece.
Jun 13: WW1: 1st major bombing raid on London by fixed-wing aircraft. Over 160 killed.
Jun 16: Birth Katharine Graham, US publisher ('Washington Post', 'Newsweek').
Jun 23: Founding of Ukraine as Ukrainian People's Republic (independence 1918).
Jun 26: WW1: 1st US troops commanded by General John Pershing arrive France.
Jun 27: Birth US songwriter & composer Ben Homer ('Sentimental Journey').
Jun 30: Birth African-American jazz singer & civil rights campaigner Lena Horne.

110 Years (1907)
Jun 01: Birth of British engineer Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of turbojet engine.

125 Years (1892)
Jun 03: UK: Official date of founding of Liverpool Football Club.
Jun 13: Birth of S.African-born British actor Basil Rathbone ('Sherlock Holmes').

150 Years (1867)
Jun 08: Birth of US architect Frank Lloyd Wright (Guggenheim Museum,Price Tower).

200 Years (1817)
Jun 18: Opening of 1st Waterloo Bridge built across River Thames in London.
Jun 26: Birth artist & writer Bramwell Bronte (brother to Charlotte, Emily & Anne).

250 Years (1767)
Jun 17: English navigator Samuel Wallis 1st recorded European to land on Tahiti.
Jun 29: Britain brings in Townshend Revenue Act to tax American colonies (tea exports).

300 Years (1717)
Jun 24: First Grand Lodge of Freemasonry founded in London.

JULY 2017
1 Year (2016)
Jul 02: Death of British comedy writer & actress Caroline Aherne, 52 ('The Royale Family').
Jul 02: Ryan Giggs (record 963 appearances) leaves Man Utd Football Club after 29 years.
Jul 02: Death US film director Michael Cimino, Los Angeles, aged 77 (‘The Deer Hunter’).
Jul 03: Suicide bomb attack in Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills over 280 & many injured.
Jul 04: UK: 6-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon retires from racing aged 51.
Jul 04: UK: 3 ex Barclays employees guilty of rigging LIBOR interest rate (2005-2006).
Jul 04: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage stands down after 'success' of UK Brexit Referendum.
Jul 05: US space probe ‘Juno’ goes into orbit around Jupiter 5 years after leaving earth.
Jul 06: Publication of the Chilcot Report into UK's involvement in 2003 Iraq War.
Jul 06: S.African athlete Oscar Pistorius jailed 6 years for murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
Jul 06: UK: Pound exchange rate falls to lowest level for 30 years in Brexit vote fallout.
Jul 07: US: 5 Dallas police shot dead in protest at recent shootings of black men by police.
Jul 08: UK PM David Cameron lifts ban on military women serving in close combat units.
Jul 11: UK Tory MP Andrea Leadsom pulls out of race for Conservative Party leadership.
Jul 12: Shirt worn by Geoff Hurst in 1966 World Cup Final fails to reach auction reserve price.
Jul 12: 27 killed in head on collision between 2 trains on single-track line near Bari, Italy.
Jul 13: UK Prime Minister David Cameron stands down following Brexit Referendum.
Jul 13: UK: Theresa May new Conservative Leader & Prime Minister in uncontested election.
Jul 13: UK: Discount chain Poundland in £597m takeover by Steinhoff International.
Jul 13: Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano ('The Tractor') dies in prison, 83.
Jul 14: Over 80 killed by lorry driven into crowds at Bastille Day celebrations, Nice, France.
Jul 15: Attempted military coup in Turkey. Over 250 military & civilians reported killed.
Jul 16: Turkey: Over 2,800 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, arrested in failed coup.
Jul 16: Death of Brazilian film director Hector Babenco, 70 ('Kiss of the Spider Woman').
Jul 17: Turkish authorities arrest thousands suspected of supporting coup leaders.
Jul 19: Death US TV & film producer Garry Marshall, 81 (Creator of TV series 'Happy Days').
Jul 22: UK: Sunderland FC manager Sam Allardyce, 61, appointed England manager.
Jul 24: UK cyclist Chris Froome 1st Briton to win Tour de France 3 times.
Jul 26: Teenage terrorists kill 86 yr old French priest, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France.
Jul 28: French utility EDF gets approval for £18bn nuclear plant, Hinkley Point, Somerset.
Jul 29: Death of Ken Barrie, the voice of children's TV favourite 'Postman Pat', aged 83.

2 Years (2015)
Jul 01: UK: Temp of 36.7c at Heathrow Airport. Hottest July day in Britain on record.
Jul 05: Greek Referendum votes against bale out conditions from international creditors.
Jul 05: UNESCO names the Forth Bridge in Scotland as a World Heritage Site.
Jul 09: UK: Tube & rail strikes in Greater London. Underground network shutdown.
Jul 13: UK: Fights at Heathrow Airport disrupted by climate change protestors on runway.
Jul 14: Iran agrees deal on its nuclear programme with world's 6 major powers.
Jul 15: 'New Horizons' space probe sends back unique pictures of Pluto.
Jul 16: UK MP Tim Farron elected leader of the Liberal Democrat Party.
Jul 26: Briton Chris Froome wins the Tour de France for 2nd time.
Jul 28: Migrant Crisis. Reported 2,000 migrants try to enter Eurotunnel at Calais.

5 Years (2012)
Jul 04: Death of English comedian, actor & scriptwriter Eric Sykes aged 89.
Jul 05: Official opening of 'The Shard' in Central London, the tallest building in Europe.
Jul 20: Death English actor Simon Ward, 70 ('Young Winston', 'Aces High', 'Zulu Dawn').
Jul 21: Death of Welsh actress Angharad Rees aged 63 ('Poldark').
Jul 22: British cyclist Bradley Wiggins wins Tour de France.
Jul 27: UK: Over 27m TV viewers for Opening Ceremony of 2012 London Olympics.

10 Years (2007)
Jul 01: UK: Smoking banned in all enclosed workplaces in England.
Jul 05: Death of British jazz musician & writer George Melly, 80.
Jul 21: Publication 7th & final 'Harry Potter' book: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.
Jul 23: Death US songwriter Ron Miller ('For Once In My Life', 'Yester-Me, Yester-You').
Jul 31: End of British Army's 'Operation Banner' (presence in Northern Ireland).

15 Years (2002)
Jul 01: International Criminal Court begins operations in The Hague, Netherlands.
Jul 27: Ukraine air show disaster: military jet crashes into the crowd. Over 80 killed.

20 Years (1997)
Jul 01: Sovereignty of Hong Kong transferred from UK to China.
Jul 01: Death US actor Robert Mitchum, 79 ('The Night of the Hunter', The Longest Day').
Jul 02: Death US actor James Stewart, 89 ('It’s a Wonderful Life', 'Vertigo', 'Rear Window').
Jul 03: US President Bill Clinton in court charged with sexual harassment.
Jul 04: NASA spacecraft 'Mars Pathfinder' lands on Mars.
Jul 08: 1st performance of musical 'The Lion King' in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jul 09: Boardroom coup led by Steve Jobs at Apple Computer.
Jul 15: Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace 50, shot & killed Miami Beach, Florida.
Jul 17: F.W.Woolworth closes its last department store in United States.
Jul 20: IRA announces its 2nd ceasefire in 3 years in Northern Ireland.
Jul 23: Slobodan Milosevic becomes President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Jul 25: Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia, Pol Pot, found guilty of murder.
Jul 25: Death of renowned US golfer Ben Hogan aged 84.

25 Years (1992)
Jul 06: UK: BBC TV launches new soap opera 'Eldorado' (Cancelled after 12 months).
Jul 13: Yitzhak Rabin appointed Prime Minister of Israel for 2nd time.
Jul 22: Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes from prison.
Jul 25: Start of 25th Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Jul 26: Death of US 'Motown' singer Mary Wells ('My Guy').
Jul 31: Death former RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire VC, 74 (Leonard Cheshire Homes).

30 Years (1987)
Jul 01: Geoffrey Collier (Morgan Grenfell) 1st person in UK convicted of insider trading.
Jul 03: Ex Nazi Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie ('Butcher of Lyons') jailed for life.
Jul 24: UK politician Jeffrey Archer awarded libel damages of £500,000 against Daily Star.
Jul 26: Stephen Roche is 1st Irish cyclist to win Tour de France.
Jul 29: Britain & France sign agreement to build Channel Tunnel.
Jul 31: Publication in Australia of book 'Spycatcher' by ex MI5 operative Peter Wright.

35 Years (1982)
Jul 12: Death British actor Kenneth More, 67 ('Reach For The Sky', 'Genevieve').

40 Years (1977)
Jul 01: British tennis player Virginia Wade wins Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon.
Jul 05: Pakistan Prime Miniter Ali Bhutto overthrown in coup.
Jul 07: UK Premiere latest 'James Bond' movie 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (Roger Moore).
Jul 11: US Pres Carter awards posthumous Medal of Freedom to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jul 11: UK magazine 'Gay News' found guilty of blasphemous libel.

50 Years (1967)
Jul 01: UK: 1st showing of ITV competition programme 'The Golden Shot'.
Jul 01: BBC TV broadcasts Wimbledon tennis championships in colour for 1st time.
Jul 03: UK: Start of ITV's main evening news programme 'News At Ten'.
Jul 06: Start of Nigerian Civil War (Biafran War).
Jul 08: Death British actress Vivien Leigh, 53 ('Fire Over England', 'Gone With The Wind').
Jul 10: New Zealand adopts decimal currency changing NZ Pound to NZ Dollar.
Jul 13: Death of British cyclist Tommy Simpson during Tour de France.
Jul 21: Death of S.African-born British actor Basil Rathbone, 75 ('Sherlock Holmes' films).
Jul 27: UK: Sexual Offences Act decriminalises homosexual acts between consenting men.

60 Years (1957)
Jul 06: 1st meeting of Liverpool teenagers John Lennon & Paul McCartney ('Beatles').

65 Years (1952)
Jul 06: Last tram in London withdrawn from service.
Jul 19: Start of 15th Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.
Jul 23: Overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt in military coup.
Jul 26: Death of Eva Peron, First Lady of Argentina from cancer aged 33 ('Evita').

70 Years (1947)
Jul 02: Official date of Roswell Incident, New Mexico in USA (UFO sighting claims).
Jul 06: Birth of British actor Richard Beckinsale ('Rising Damp', 'Porridge').
Jul 09: Engagement announced Princess Elizabeth & Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
Jul 11: SS Exodus carrying illegal jewish emigrants departs France for Palestine.
Jul 19: Assassination of Burmese nationalist leader Aung San, 32 in Rangoon.
Jul 23: Birth of British singer David Essex.

75 Years (1942)
Jul 01: WW2: Start of 1st Battle of El Alamein to halt German advance into Egypt.
Jul 17: WW2: Start battle for Stalingrad during German advance (lasts over 6 months).
Jul 22: WW2: Nazis begin mass transportation of Jews from Warsaw Ghetto, Poland.
Jul 31: Founding of OXFAM Charity (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief).

80 Years (1937)
Jul 02: Death US aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, 39 (1st woman solo flight across Atlantic).
Jul 11: Death US composer George Gershwin, 38 ('Rhapsody in Blue', Porgy and Bess').
Jul 20: Death Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi, 63 (wireless telegraph & radio).

90 Years (1927)
Jul 03: Birth of British film director Ken Russell ('Women In Love', 'The Devils').
Jul 06: Birth US film & TV actress Janet Leigh ('Psycho', 'The Manchurian Candidate').
Jul 24: Unveiling of WW1 Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.
Jul 26: Birth of Irish-born entertainer & female impersonator Danny La Rue.

100 Years (1917)
Jul 02: WW1: Greece enters World War 1 on side of Allies.
Jul 07: WW1: Arab Revolt captures port of Aqaba, Jordan (Lawrence of Arabia).
Jul 16: WW1: Start of demonstrations in St Petersburg herald Russian Revolution.
Jul 17: WW1: British Royal Family change surname from Saxe-Coburg to Windsor.
Jul 17: Birth of US actress & comic Phyllis Diller.
Jul 24: WW1: Dutch dancer Mata Hari goes on trial in France for spying for Germany.
Jul 31: WW1: Start of Battle of Passchendaele (lasts 3 months).

120 Years (1897)
Jul 24: Birth US aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (1st woman solo flight across Atlantic).

125 Years (1892)
Jul 12: Death of Alexander Cartwright, US inventor of modern baseball.
Jul 18: Death of British travel agency pioneer Thomas Cook.

150 Years (1867)
Jul 01: Formation Dominion of Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario).
Jul 18: Birth US actress & human rights activist Margaret Brown (Titanic survivor).

200 Years (1817)
Jul 04: Work starts on building Erie Canal (connecting Great Lakes to Hudson River).
Jul 18: Death of English novelist Jane Austen aged 41 ('Pride & Prejudice', 'Emma').
Jul 21: Birth of British artist & illustrator Sir John Gilbert.

250 Years (1767)
Jul 11: Birth of 6th President of United States John Quincey Adams.

300 Years(1717)
Jul 17: 1st recorded performance of Handel's 'Water Music' in London.

1 Year (2016)
Aug 04: UK: Bank of England cuts interest rate from 0.5% to lowest ever 0.25%.
Aug 04: N.Zealand judge Lowell Goddard resigns chair UK inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Aug 05: FIFA President Gianni Infantino cleared into his running of the organisation.
Aug 05: ANC in South Africa suffers worst electoral result since end of apartheid (1994).
Aug 08: UK: Southern Trains cancels many services at start of 5 day RMT strike.
Aug 08: UK: 5 new Labour Party members win legal battle to vote in leadership contest.
Aug 09: Man Utd set new world transfer record of £89m to buy Paul Pogba from Juventus.
Aug 11: Prof Alexis Jay appointed chair of UK inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Aug 12: UK: Court of Appeal says Labour Party can impose date limit on voter eligibility.
Aug 12: Cyclist Bradley Wiggins 1st Briton to win 8 Olympic medals (latest in Brazil).
Aug 13: French authorities in Cannes introduce a ban on 'burkini' beachwear.
Aug 16: Death of Brazil's former FIFA President Joao Havelange aged 100.
Aug 20: British athlete Mo Farah wins both 5,000m & 10,000m at Olympics (Rio) again.
Aug 20: Death of British theatre performer & diability campaigner Brian Rix aged 92.
Aug 20: UK: London Underground starts running all-night trains on some routes.
Aug 21: Death Sir Antony Jay, 86 (co-writer 'Yes Minister'; 'Yes, Prime Minister').
Aug 24: Major earthquake in central Italy. Over 280 killed.
Aug 24: 5 men die in sea at Camber Sands, Essex on hottest day of year so far in UK.
Aug 29: Death US actor Gene Wilder, 83 ('Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory').
Aug 30: European Commission says Apple owes 13billion euros in back taxes to Ireland.
Aug 31: Brazilian Senate votes to remove President Rousseff in budget scandal.
Aug 31; Death US engineer Joe Sutter, 95 (led development of Boeing 747 'jumbo jet').

2 Years (2015)
Aug 02: Death of UK singer & TV presenter Cilla Black aged 72 in Spain.
Aug 03: Ex City Trader Tom Hayes jailed for 14 years for rigging LIBOR interest rates.
Aug 05: Closure of UK children's charity 'Kid's Company' as funds dry up.
Aug 06: Death English actor George Cole, 90 ('Arthur Daley' in TV series 'Minder').
Aug 13: 2 large explosions in Tianjin, Northern China, kill more than 100.
Aug 17: Terrorist bombing in a religious shrine in Thai capital Bangkok. Over 20 killed.
Aug 19: Former British Olympic runner Sir Sebastian Coe appointed President of IAAF.
Aug 18: Stolen details of 32m users of Ashley Madison dating website put on internet.
Aug 20: Funeral of UK singer & TV presenter Cilla Black in Liverpool.
Aug 22: Hawker Hunter jet crashes Shoreham Air Show, West Sussex. 11 killed.
Aug 26: US Journalists Alison Parker & Adam Ward shot dead live on air by colleague.
Aug 26: Net migration into UK at 330,000, 3 times over Government target.
Aug 27: Ex teacher Jonathan Thomson-Glover jailed for indecent videos of pupils.
Aug 27: Bodies of 70 Syrian migrants found in abandoned lorry on Austrian motorway.
Aug 27: Over 500 migrants killed when two boats sink off Libyan coast.
Aug 27: US: James Holmes jailed for life for killing 12 in Colorado cinema, July 2012.
Aug 27: Social media website 'Facebook' claims 1 billion users in a single day.
Aug 28: Noel Biderman, Chief Executive of dating website Ashley Madison, resigns.
Aug 28: UK: Lorry driver & 27 suspected illegal immigrants arrested on M25 in Surrey.
Aug 30: Death of US horror film director Wes Craven,76 ('Nightmare on Elm Street').
Aug 31: Death of Lord Montagu, aged 88. Founder National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

5 Years (2012)
Aug 06: Death of US composer Marvin Hamlisch, 66 ('The Way We Were', 'The Sting').
Aug 06: Mars Science Laboratory's mission craft  'Curiosity' lands on Mars.
Aug 06: Death Briton Sir Bernard Lovell, 98. (1st Director of Jodrell Bank Oberservatory).
Aug 09: Closing Ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. Over 25m TV viewers in UK.
Aug 12: Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy wins US PGA Championship.
Aug 19: Death UK film director & producer Tony Scott, 68 ('Top Gun', 'Enemy of the State').
Aug 25: Death of US astronaut Neil Armstrong, 82. 1st man to walk on the Moon (1969).
Aug 29: Opening of 2012 London Paralympics, London.
Aug 31: Death of British singer & entertainer Max Bygraves aged 89.

10 Years (2007)
Aug 02: BBC Television celebrates its 75th Anniversary.
Aug 04: NASA launches 'Phoenix' robotic lander on a mission to Mars.
Aug 04: Death US singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood ('These Boots Are Made for Walkin').
Aug 09: BNP Paribas flags global financial crisis by blocking hedge fund withdrawals.
Aug 15: Major earthquake in Peru in several cities. Over 500 killed, thousands injured.
Aug 17: Death of British politician & newspaper editor Bill Deedes aged 94.

15 Years (2002)
Aug 04: 10 yr olds Jessica Chapman & Holly Wells missing in Soham, Cambridgeshire.
Aug 16: Palestinian militant leader Abu Nidal shot & killed in Baghdad.
Aug 19: Chechen separatists shoot down Russian helicopter. Over 125 troops killed.
Aug 25: ITV broadcasts 1st series of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here'.
Aug 26: Start of Earth Summit 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Aug 31: US Accountants Arthur Andersen goes out of business (Enron scandal).

20 Years (1997)
Aug 06: Microsoft buys £96m worth of shares in struggling Apple Computer company.
Aug 13: US TV channel Comedy Central broadcasts 1st episode of 'South Park'.
Aug 18: Beth Ann Hogan 1st female cadet ever at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.
Aug 25: Ex E.German leader Egon Krenz jailed for shoot-to-kill policy re Berlin Wall escapees.
Aug 27: Norway & Sweden admit sterilising thousands of 'inferior' people 1934-1976.
Aug 31: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales, 36 & Dodi Fayed in car crash in Paris.

25 Years (1992)
Aug 03: ANC 2 day general strike (largest political mobilisation in South African history).
Aug 03: US Senate votes for 9 month ban on nuclear weapon tests & complete ban in Oct.
Aug 14: Death US judge John Sirica, 88 (presided over trial of 'Watergate' burglars).
Aug 20: Daily Mirror publishes photos of topless Duchess of York & friend John Bryan.
Aug 25: Rev Sun Myung Moon marries 30,000 couples in mass wedding, South Korea.
Aug 30: German F1 driver Michael Schumacher wins Belgian GP: 1st of 91 race wins.

30 Years (1987)
Aug 01: US boxer Mike Tyson 1st heavyweight to hold all 3 titles (WBC, WBA & IBF).
Aug 04: Moors Murderer Ian Brady claims killing of further 5 people (uncorroborated).
Aug 06: Social Democratic Party leader David Owen resigns (after merger vote with Liberals).
Aug 09: Hoddle Street Massacre, Melbourne: army cadet sh0ots 7 dead and injures 19.
Aug 11: US economist Alan Greenspan made Chmn of US Federal Reserve (1987-2006).
Aug 17: Death Nazi Party deputy leader Rudolf Hess, 93 in Spandau Prison, Berlin.
Aug 19: UK: Hungerford Massace, Berkshire. Michael Ryan shoots & kills 16.
Aug 23: Death French racing driver Didier Pironi, 35, in  in powerboat racing accident.
Aug 28: Death US film director John Huston, 81 ('The African Queen', 'The Maltese Falcon).
Aug 29: Death US film actor Lee Marvin, 63 ('Paint Your Wagon', 'The Dirty Dozen').

40 Years (1977)
Aug 01: Death US pilot Gary Powers (helicopter crash). Pilot U2 spy plane shot down 1960).
Aug 03: Death Archbishop Makarios III, 1st President of Cyprus (1960-1974) aged 63.
Aug 10: Queen Elizabeth II visits N.Ireland during her Silver Jubilee tour.
Aug 13: Death British novelist Henry Williamson, aged 81 ('Tarka the Otter').
Aug 16: Death of US singer, guitarist & actor Elvis Presley. aged 42 ('King of Rock 'n Roll').
Aug 19: Death US actor & comedian Groucho Marx, aged 86 ('Marx Brothers').
Aug 23: 1st VHS video reorder released in USA (RCA VBT200).
Aug 26: National Assembly of Quebec adopts French as Quebec's official language.
Aug 31: Rhodesian leader Ian Smith retains power in General Election.

45 Years (1972)
Aug 07: Ugandan leader Idi Amin gives Ugandan Asians 90 days to leave country.
Aug 22: IOC bans Rhodesia from Munich Olympics after pressure from African countries.
Aug 28: Prince William of Gloucester, 30, killed in light aircraft crash, Staffordshire.

50 Years (1967)
Aug 09: Death of British playwright Joe Orton aged 34 ('Loot', 'What the Butler Saw').
Aug 18: City of Long Beach California buys British liner RMS 'Queen Mary'.
Aug 22: Death of US endocrinologist Gregory Pincus (co-inventor oral contraceptive pill).
Aug 25: Leader of US Nazi Party, George Rockwell, shot & killed at Arlington, Virginia
Aug 27: Death musical entrepreneur Brian Epstein, aged 32 (manager of 'The Beatles').

55 Years (1962)
Aug 05: Death of US actress Marilyn Monroe,36 in Los Angeles.

60 Years (1957)
Aug 02: Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire begins operating
Aug 04: Argentine racing driver Juan Fangio wins F1 World Championship for 5th time.
Aug 07: Death of US comic actor Oliver Hardy (Laurel & Hardy) aged 65.
Aug 31: Federation of Malaya (Malaysia) gains independence from Britain.

65 Years (1952)
Aug 12: Night of Murdered Poets, Lubyanka Prison, Moscow on Stalin's orders.
Aug 15: 34 killed in Lynmouth flood, Devon.
Aug 26: Soviet Union announces test of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

70 Years (1947)

Aug 07: Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl reaches French Polynesia in craft 'Kon-Tiki'.
Aug 14: Pakistan gains independence from UK
Aug 15: India gains independence from UK.
Aug 21: Death Ettore Bugatti, Italian-born French car designer & manufacturer.
Aug 22: 1st Edinburgh Festival held in Scottish capital.
Aug 29: Birth of British racing driver James Hunt (F1 World Champion, 1976).

75 Years (1942)
Aug 05: WW2: Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands addresses joint session US Congress
Aug 07: WW2: Start of Battle of Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) in Pacific.
Aug 08: WW2: 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs in USA executed in Washington DC.
Aug 08: UK premiere of Walk Disney animated feature film 'Bambi'.
Aug 09: Mahatma Gandhi launches Quit India Movement after his arrest by British.
Aug 12: WW2: 2nd Moscow Conference: Churchill; Stalin & US envoy Averell Harriman.
Aug 13: US premiere of Walk Disney animated feature film 'Bambi'.
Aug 19: WW2: Operation Jubilee: Allied raid on German-occupied port of Dieppe, France.
Aug 23: WW2: Start of 6-month Battle of Stalingrad in Russia.
Aug 25: Death Prince George, Duke of Kent, 39 (brother of George VI) in military air crash.

100 Years (1917)
Aug 06: Birth US film actor Robert Mitchum ('Cape Fear', 'The Longest Day').

125 Years (1892)
Aug 24: Opening Goodison Park, Liverpool (1 of world's 1st purpose-built football stadiums).

150 Years (1867)
Aug 03: Birth of British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (only PM to serve under 3 monarchs).
Aug 14: Birth British novelist & playwright John Galsworthy ('The Forsyte Saga').
Aug 25: Death of British physicist & chemist Michael Faraday (electromagnitism).

400 Years (1617)
Aug 23: Recorded date world's 1st one way streets introduced in London.

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