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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

Here's the Expertsources list of some future UK news anniversaries which may spark
ideas for follow-ups & features. It's as accurate as we can make it, but clearly doesn't
include everything or cater for all tastes - two impossible tasks!

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December 2018

1 Year (2017)
Dec 05: Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee, following an investigation into state-sponsored doping.
Dec 06: The United States officially recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Dec 09: The Iraqi military announces that it has "fully liberated" all of Iraq's territory from "ISIS terrorist gangs" and retaken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Dec 14: The Walt Disney Company announces that it will acquire most of 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox film studio, for $66 billion.
Dec 22: The UN Security Council votes 15–0 in favor of additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures to slash the country's petroleum imports by up to 90%.
Dec 24: Guatemala follows in the footsteps of the United States by announcing that they will also move their Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, followed by Honduras and Panama two days later.

2 Years (2016)
Dec 01: Police say 350+ victims so far reported child sexual abuse at UK football clubs.
Dec 02: 2016 World champion Nico Rosberg, 31 announces retirement from F1.
Dec 03: At least 33 people killed in fire at warehouse party in Oakland, California.
Dec 04: Italian PM Matteo Renzi's loses referendum on constitutional reform.
Dec 05: UK: Start of Supreme Court Hearing into Parlt vote on Brexit negotiations.
Dec 06: Death of British actor Peter Vaughan, 93 ('Game of Thrones', 'Porridge').
Dec 06: Death of singer & guitarist Greg Lake, 69 (Emerson Lake & Palmer).
Dec 07: MPs vote to back UK Govt plan to start formal Brexit talks at end of March 2017.
Dec 07: Unions & Management deal to secure jobs and production at Tata UK steelworks.
Dec 09: Death former US astronaut John Glenn, 95 (1st American to orbit earth, 1962).
Dec 12: Death of ex jockey Walter Swinburn, 55 (3 time Derby winner & Shergar jockey).
Dec 14: Yahoo says one billion user accounts affected in another breach of its systems.
Dec 14: Reports of renewed fighting during ceasefire evacuation of east Aleppo, Syria.
Dec 19: Death of Hollywood star & socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor aged 99.
Dec 19: 12 killed, 50 injured in terror attack as lorry drives into a Christmas market in Berlin.
Dec 19: UK: 101-yr-old Ralph Clarke jailed for 13 years for 30 historic child sex offences.
Dec 19: Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov,shot dead in Ankara.
Dec 23: Berlin market attacker Anis Amri shot and killed by police in Italy.
Dec 24: Death of British author Richard Adams aged 96 ('Watership Down').
Dec 24: Death of Rick Parfitt, 68: singer, songwriter and guitarist in rock band Status Quo.
Dec 25: Death of British singer/songwriter George Michael, aged 53 ( Wham)
Dec 25: Russian military plane with 92 on board crashes into the Black Sea.
Dec 27: Death of US film actress Carrie Fisher, 60 ('Star Wars').
Dec 28: Death US film actress Debbie Reynolds aged 84 ('Singin' In The Rain').
Dec 28: British Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins retires from sport aged 36.
Dec 29: USA expels 35 Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations.
Dec 30: Pan Pan, the world's oldest male panda dies in China aged 31.
Dec 31: At least 35 shot and killed in terror attack on nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey.

5 Years (2013)
Dec 05: Death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

60 Years (1958)
Dec 06: Birth of British animator Nick Park in Preston, Lancs ('Wallace & Gromit').

85 Years (1933)
Dec 05: End of national prohibition of alcohol in USA with Utah last state to repeal law,

105 Years (1913)
Dec 01: Birth US actress & singer Mary Martin. 1st to play Maria von Trapp on Broadway.

140 Years (1878)
Dec 31: Birth US cosmetics pioneer Elizabeth Arden (Florence Nifghtingale Graham).

160 Years (1858)
Dec 22: Birth Italian composer Giacomo Puccini ('Nessun Dorma', 'La Boheme', 'Tosca'),

235 Years (1783)
Dec 07: William Pitt the Younger becomes youngest British Prime Minister (aged 24).


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