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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
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Select Month:- Sep 2018  Oct 2018  Nov 2018  Dec 2018  Jan 2019  Feb 2019

September 2018

-1 Years (2019)
Sep 01: UK: The Royal Airforce becomes the first of the British armed forces to accept both genders in all roles.

1 Year (2017)
Sep 01: Russia: President Vlaimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions.
Sep 03: North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
Sep 04: UK: Kensington Palace announces that the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child.
Sep 11: UK: MPs back the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 to 290 in a commons vote.
Sep 14: UK: Jane Austen is featured on the new £10 polymer banknote.
Sep 15: UK: A terrorist attack occurs on Parsons Green station involving a blast and a fire on a tube train.  There are no deaths but some 29 people are injured.
Sep 20: UK: Scientists edit human embryo DNA for the first time.
Sep 22: UK: Transport for London announce that it will not be renewing the operating licence for ride-hailing app Uber.
Sep 27: UK: Measles is declared eradicated in the UK for the first time.

2 Years (2016)
Sep 01: French resorts begin lifting ban on burkinis - in line with recent court ruling.
Sep 01: UK: News rules require iPlayer users to have TV licence to view BBC programmes.
Sep 03: US & China (40% of world carbon emissions) ratify Paris global climate agreement.
Sep 06: UK: Labour MP Keith Vaz steps down as chair of Home Affairs Select Cttee.
Sep 06: UK: Radical preacher Anjem Choudary jailed for inviting support for Islamic State.
Sep 06: China warns anyone in Hong Kong advocating independence could be punished.
Sep 08: US firm Liberty Media confirms it is buying Formula 1 racing for $4.4bn (£3.3bn).
Sep 08: North Korea carries out its 5th nuclear test.
Sep 09: Dozens of tourists rescued from cable cars stuck in midair in French Alps.
Sep 09: Death Sylvia Gore, 71 (scored 1st official goal for England women's team,1972).
Sep 09: Russia and US announce Syria agreement starting with "cessation of hostilities".
Sep 12: UK: Channel 4 buys rights to BBC TV ratings success 'The Great British Bake Off'.
Sep 12: Internationally-brokered cessation of hostilities comes into effect in Syria,
Sep 13: Bank of England introduces a new 'plastic' £5 note.
Sep 14: UK Govt gives go ahead for £18bn nuclear power station, Hinkley Point, Somerset.
Sep 16: Diane James elected new leader of the UK Independence Party.
Sep 16: Hostilities re-start in Syria with bombing raid following brief 'ceasefire'.
Sep 19: 18 trucks in humanitarian aid convoy hit in air strike near Aleppo, Syria. 12 killed.
Sep 20: Hollywood actors Brad Pitt & wife Angelina Jolie announce they are to divorce.
Sep 24: UK: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected Labour leader with almost 62% of the vote.
Sep 26: Death of US golfer Arnold Palmer aged 87.
Sep 26: US: 1st TV debate between Presidential candidates Clinton & Trump.
Sep 27: England football manager Sam Allardyce 'resigns' following newspaper allegations.
Sep 27: UK: Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5m for June 2015 rollercoaster crash.
Sep 28: Death of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres aged 93.

5 Years (2013)
Sep 05: Over 130 vehicles involved in crashes in thick fog on Sheppey Crossing, Kent.
Sep 07: Marin Alsop is 1st woman conductor at 'Last Night of the Proms'.
Sep 07: Marin Alsop is 1st woman conductor at Last Night of the Proms.
Sep 10: 'Coronation St' actor Michael Le Vell cleared of child sex allegations.
Sep 23: Start of 4 day terrorist siege at Shopping Mall, Nairobi. 69 killed.

10 Years (2008)
Sep 26: Death US film actor Paul Newman, 83 ('The Sting', 'Cool Hand Luke')
Sep 26: Death of American film actor Paul Newman aged 83 ('The Sting', 'Cool Hand Luke')

30 Years (1988)
Sep 11: Death English author & illustrator Roger Hargreaves, 53 ('Mr Men', 'Little Miss').
Sep 12: Hurricane 'Gilbert' causes over $5 billion damage in Jamaica.
Sep 17: Opening of the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Sep 29: NASA resumes Space Shuttle flights (cancelled after 1986 Challenger disaster).
Sep 29: Death US cartoonist Charles Addams, 76 (led to 'The Addams Family' TV series).

40 Years (1978)
Sep 07: Death of British rock drummer Keith Moon, 32 ('The Who').
Sep 07: Death of British rock drummer Keith Moon ('The Who') aged 32.

45 Years (1973)
Sep 02: Death of author J.R.R.Tolkien ('Lord of the Rings').

120 Years (1898)
Sep 26: Birth US composer George Gershwin ('Progy and Bess', Rhapsody in Blue').

130 Years (1888)
Sep 26: Birth of American-born British poet & writer T.S.Eliot.
Sep 26: Birth of American poet T.S.Eliot.

200 Years (1818)
Sep 25: Guys Hospital, London: Dr James Blundell is 1st to give a patient a blood transfusion.


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