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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

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September 2020

1 Year (2019)
Sep 10: The Parliament of the United Kingdom is prorogued amid unprecedented protests from opposition MPs, who hold up signs in the House of Commons and refuse to back the shutdown.
Sep 14: 2019 Abqaiq–Khurais attack: Two Saudi Aramco oil refineries in Abqaiq and Khurais, Saudi Arabia, are attacked by drones, resulting in fires. Houthi militants claim responsibility.
Sep 20: An international strike and protest led by young people and adults is held three days before the latest UN Climate Summit, to demand action be taken to address the climate crisis. The event is one of the largest climate mobilizations in history.
Sep 21: U.S. President Donald Trump approves deployment of several hundred troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates following the September 14 attack on Saudi oil refineries. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran vow to defend themselves.
Sep 23: Russia formally adopts the Paris climate agreement.
Sep 24: UK - The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom unanimously rules that the September 2019 prorogation of Parliament was unlawful and void.
Sep 24: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Sep 27: 500,000 people march in a climate change protest led by activist Greta Thunberg and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal, Canada. 4,000,000 go on strike around the world.

2 Years (2018)
Sep 05: UK: 2 Russians named as suspects in poison attack on ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal & daughter Yulia.
Sep 06: In an historic decision, India's Supreme Court rules gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.
Sep 07: Death of US actor Burt Reynolds ('Deliverance') aged 82.
Sep 14: N. & S.Korea open "liaison office" to communicate on regular basis for 1st time since Korean War.
Sep 20: Tanzania: Over 220 killed after a ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria.
Sep 21: US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons.
Sep 23: Death of American film producer Gary Kurtz, 78 ('American Graffiti' & 'Star Wars').
Sep 24: China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on 'improper values'.

5 Years (2015)
Sep 01: Hundreds of refugees/migrants protest outside Budapest railway station in Hungary.
Sep 01: Joy Beverley, a member of the singing group 'The Beverley Sisters', dies aged 91.
Sep 01: New programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against Meningitis B starts in UK
Sep 01: Refugee Crisis: Thousands of refugees in Mediterranean region hoping to enter Europe.
Sep 01: Satellite image confirms the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria has been destroyed.
Sep 01: UK: Start of new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against Meningitis B.
Sep 02: Photo young boy drowned on Turkish beach alerts world to refugee/migrant crisis.
Sep 02: Photograph of young boy drowned on Turkish beach alerts world to refugee/migrant crisis.
Sep 05: England footballer Wayne Rooney equals Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals.
Sep 08: Wayne Rooney is England's record goalscorer (50) with penalty v Switzerland.
Sep 09: UK: Queen Elizabeth II passes Queen Victoria's record of 23,226 days on the throne.
Sep 10: N.Ireland 1st Minister Peter Robinson steps down & withdraws DUP Ministers from Govt.
Sep 11: UK MPs vote 330-118 against introducing 'right to die' legislation in England & Wales.
Sep 12: UK: Labour Party elects MP Jeremy Corbin as leader following Ed Miliband resignation.
Sep 18: Japanese Parlt votes to allow its military to fight overseas for 1st time since WW2.
Sep 20: British-born novelist Jackie Collins dies of breast cancer aged 77.
Sep 20: Pope Francis celebrates Mass with thousands of people in Cuban capital, Havana.
Sep 21: Left-wing Syriza Party, led by Alexis Tsipras, wins 2nd election of the year in Greece.
Sep 22: 1st Syrian refugees arrive in UK to be resettled under Govt protection scheme.
Sep 23: Death of Yogi Berra, New York Yankees baseball legend, aged 90.
Sep 23: Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns over diesel car emissions tests scandal.
Sep 24: Over 700 killed in stampede near Islamic holy city of Mecca during Hajj pilgrimage.
Sep 25: Swiss prosecutors open criminal investigation against FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
Sep 28: UK: Teesside Steelworks, Redcar, announces closure with loss of 1,700 jobs.
Sep 29: Russian Parliament gives President Putin go ahead for military attacks in Syria
Sep 30: Doctors given approval to carry out UK's first 10 womb transplants.
Sep 30: Russia carries out air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.

10 Years (2010)
Sep 03: Singer Cheryl Cole divorces England footballer Ashley Cole.
Sep 29: Death of American film actor Tony Curtis aged 85.

15 Years (2005)
Sep 07: 1st multi-candidate Presidential Election in Egypt.
Sep 10: Fashion model Katie Price marries singer Peter Andre, Hampshire.
Sep 12: England cricket team secures winning 'The Ashes' from Australia.
Sep 12: Israel completes unilateral disengagement of troops & settlers from the Gaza Strip.
Sep 12: Opening of Hong Kong Disneyland.
Sep 14: Death of US film director Robert Wise aged 91.
Sep 20: Death of Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor & Nazi hunter, aged 97.
Sep 24: IRA decommissions last remaining weapons in view of independent inspectors.
Sep 30: Rioting follows Danish newspaper printing cartoons of Islamic prophet Muhammad.

20 Years (2000)
Sep 08: Start of UK fuel price protests as road hauliers blockading oil refineries for 6 days.
Sep 10: Hit musical 'Cats' closes on Broadway, New York after 7,400 performances.
Sep 15: Opening of the 17th Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Sep 17: Death of UK TV personality Paula Yates aged 40.
Sep 20: MI6 Secret intelligence building in London attacked by anti-tank missile.
Sep 22: Actress Patsy Kensit divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.
Sep 23: British rower Steve Redgrave wins 5th consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sydney.
Sep 29: Closure of Maze High Security Prison in Northern Ireland.

25 Years (1995)
Sep 04: Founding of 'eBay', the online sales website.
Sep 12: Death of English actor Jeremy Brett, aged 61 ('Sherlock Holmes').
Sep 28: Israel & Palestinian leaders agreement on West Bank self-rule.

30 Years (1990)
Sep 06: Death of Yorkshire & England cricketer Sir Len Hutton aged 74.
Sep 07: Death of English historian A.J.P.Taylor, aged 84.

35 Years (1985)
Sep 01: Deep sea expedition finds wreck of 'RMS Titanic' in North Atlantic.
Sep 09: Handsworth Riots, Birmingham last for 3 nights. At least 2 killed.
Sep 10: Death of Scottish football manager Jock Stein, aged 62.
Sep 13: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) releases Super Mario Brothers video game.
Sep 15: European golfers, captained by Tony Jacklin, win 'Ryder Cup' against America.
Sep 16: Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs resigns from company.
Sep 17: Death of fashion designer Laura Ashley, aged 60.
Sep 19: Major earthquake close to Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 people.
Sep 28: Rioting in Brixton, South London following Met Police shooting of Dorothy Groce.
Sep 28: Rioting in Brixton, South London following shooting of Dorothy Groce.
Sep 30: Death of French actress Simone Signoret, aged 64.
Sep 30: Death US seismologist & physicist.Charles Richter (Richter magnitude scale)'

40 Years (1980)
Sep 22: Start of war in Middle East between Iran and Iraq.

45 Years (1975)
Sep 05: IRA bomb explodes in lobby of Hilton Hotel, London. 2 killed.
Sep 05: US President Gerald Ford survives assassination attempt in Sacramento, California.
Sep 06: Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova defects to the USA.
Sep 18: US newspaper heiress Patty Hearst (former kidnap victim) arrested by FBI.
Sep 22: US President Gerald Ford survives assassination attempt, San Francisco.
Sep 24: Dougal Haston & Doug Scott 1st Britons to conquer Mount Everest.
Sep 28: Start of 6-day 'Spaghetti House Siege', Knightsbridge. 9 staff held by armed robbers.

50 Years (1970)
Sep 06: Four airliners hijacked by militant Palestinian Group.
Sep 12: Palestinian terrorists blow up 3 hijacked airliners in Jordan.
Sep 18: Death of rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, aged 27 in London.

55 Years (1965)
Sep 06: Indian Army invades West Pakistan.

60 Years (1960)
Sep 26: USA: 1st ever Presidential Candidates' TV debate between Kennedy & Nixon.

65 Years (1955)
Sep 22: Start of Independent Television in Britain.
Sep 30: Hollywood actor James Dean killed in car crash aged 24.

75 Years (1945)
Sep 02: Founding of Democratic Republic of Vietnam (north). Ho Chi Minh 1st President.
Sep 02: WW2: Japan signs Unconditional Surrender on board USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Sep 10: Norwegian PM Vidkun Quisling convicted of collaboration with Nazi Germany.
Sep 16: WW2: Japanese forces in Hong Kong officially surrender to Britain.
Sep 19: Nazi propaganda broadcaster William Joyce convicted of treason & sentenced to death.
Sep 26: Death of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

80 Years (1940)
Sep 02: WW2: US agrees to exchange 50 destroyers for 99 year leases on British bases.
Sep 07: WW2: German bombers begin Blitz on London.
Sep 13: WW2: German bombs hit Buckingham Palace causing minor damage.
Sep 15: WW2: RAF claim victory in Battle of Britain after day of heavy German losses.
Sep 17: WW2: Adolf Hitler abandons 'Operation Sea Lion' - the invasion of Britain.
Sep 22: WW2: Japanese invasion of French-Indochina.
Sep 27: WW2: Signing of Tripartite Pact in Berlin between Germany, Japan & Italy.

85 Years (1935)
Sep 15: Germany passes Nuremberg Laws stripping German Jews of citizenship & civil rights.

95 Years (1925)
Sep 07: Birth of Welsh designer & businesswoman Laura Ashley.
Sep 08: Birth of British comedian & actor Peter Sellers.

105 Years (1915)
Sep 21: Stonehenge sold at auction for £6,600.
Sep 22: Birth of British actor Arthur Lowe ('Coronation Street', 'Dad's Army').
Sep 25: Birth of Ethel Rosenberg, American clerk & Soviet spy.
Sep 26: Death of Scottish socialist politician Keir Hardie, co-founder of the UK Labour Party.

130 Years (1890)
Sep 15: Birth of British crime writer Dame Agatha Christie ('Hercule Poirot', 'Miss Marple').

155 Years (1865)
Sep 01: British surgeon Joseph Lister performs 1st surgery using antiseptics.
Sep 28: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 1st woman in Britain to qualify as a surgeon.

305 Years (1715)
Sep 01: Death of Louis XIV of France (the 'Sun King').
Sep 06: Start of Jacobite Uprisings in Scotland.


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