In history

There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate and commemorate key historical events in 2022, here are a couple of the anniversaries that are coming up over the next year.

January 2022

4th January – 380th anniversary of the birth of Sir Isaac Newton.
5th January – 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
20th January – 757th anniversary of the first meeting of what would become parliament. It was the first time that parliament included representatives of all the major towns in England.
27th January – Holocaust Memorial Day, celebrating the liberation of Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.
30th January – 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland.

February 2022

6th February – 104th anniversary of British women over 30 getting the right to vote.
6th February – 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II becoming first queen regnant of the UK and Commonwealth
8th February – 435th anniversary of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots.
22nd February – 100th anniversary of Egypt gaining independence from Great Britain.  

March 2022
15th March – 350th anniversary of Charles II of England issuing his Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
16th March – 150th anniversary of the first FA Cup final
24th March – 50th anniversary of the United Kingdom imposing direct rule over Northern Ireland.
29th March – 5th anniversary of the UK withdrawing from the EU.

April 2022

10th April – 24th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement being signed in Northern Ireland.
14th April – 110th anniversary of the Titanic hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage, it sank the following day.
16th April – 276th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden and the end of the Jacobite threat.
23rd April – 361st anniversary of King Charles II’s crowning bringing in the restoration of the monarchy.

May 2022

8th May – 77th anniversary of V E Day.
12th May – 202nd anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

June 2022

2nd June – 69th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, the first major international event to be televised.
8th June – 109th anniversary of Emily Davison’s death after being hit by the king’s horse at Epsom.
15th June -807th anniversary of King John sealing the Magna Carta.

July 2022

1st July – 50th anniversary of the first gay pride march in England.
18th July – 200th anniversary of the Secret Ballot being introduced.
27th July – 10th anniversary of the London Summer Olympics.

August 2022

15th August – 77th anniversary of VJ Day
31st August – 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana

September 2022

2nd – 6th September – 356th anniversary of the Great Fire of London
6th September – 500th anniversary of the first recorded circumnavigation of the world.
28th September – 956th anniversary of the invasion of England by William of Normandy

October 2022

14th October – 956th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings
18th October – 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Sunday Times
21st October – 217th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

November 2022

4th November – 100th anniversary since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
5th November – 417th anniversary of the gun powder plot.
14th November – 100th anniversary since BBC radio service began.




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