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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

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January 2019

1 Year (2018)
Jan 04: Waitrose bans sale of energy drinks to children under 16's.
Jan 10: Pakistan:  Riots in Pakistan's Kasur after 6 year old girl raped, murdered and body dumped in rubbish dump.
Jan 10: Myanmar army admits unlawful killings.
Jan 11: UK:  In January, Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.
Jan 11: UK:  Nigel Farage is warming to second EU referendum.
Jan 11: UK:  NHS crisis - Doctors' report - People are dying in hospital corridors.
Jan 11: UK: Government pledges to end unnecessary use of plastics by 2042
Jan 12: UK:  Huge fire at Nottingham railway station - suspected arson.
Jan 13: USA: 13 siblings found captive at home in California (turpin)
Jan 13: Comedy talent Bella Emberg dies aged 80.
Jan 13: USA: Mississippi burning case: KKK killer Edgar Ray Killen dies.
Jan 15: Cyrillic Regis dies aged 59.
Jan 15: Coroner reveals Poppy Worthington was abused before she died.
Jan 15: Cranberries lead singer Delores O'Riordan dies aged 46.
Jan 15: UK: It is announced that construction giant Carillion will be going into liquidation.
Jan 15: Indonesia: Ceiling collapses at Jakarta stock exchange.
Jan 16: UK - Supermarket Iceland becomes first to remove plastic packaging from all its own label products.
Jan 17: Director Hugh Wilson dies.
Jan 19: Pele collapses.
Jan 20: USA : US shutdown begins as senate fails to pass new budget. First shutdown to ever have happened while the same party controls Congress at the White House.
Jan 20: Turkey, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, announces the beginning of a military offensive to capture a portion of northern Syria from Kurdish forces, amidst the ongoing Kurdish–Turkish conflict.
Jan 20: 20-22 Jan US - The United States government enters a federal government shutdown as a result of a dispute over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Jan 22: UK: Oxfam announces that 1% get 82% of the world's wealth.
Jan 22: Amazon opens first 'Amazon Go' grocery store without cashiers.
Jan 22: UKIP deputy leader resigns over Henry Bolton - calling for him to step down as leader.
Jan 23: Neil Diamond announces he will cease touring due to the onset of Parkinsons disease.
Jan 24: China – Scientists in China report in the journal Cell the creation of the first monkey clones using somatic cell
Jan 26: UK: Leeds teenage driver detained for 4.5 yrs after crash that killed 5 of his friends.
Jan 26: Bombardier ruling stops US imposing 29% import tariff on planes partly made by British workers.
Jan 26: SA: residents of Cape Town continue to prepare ahead of Day Zero when the water supply will be shut off.
Jan 27: UK: 3 teenagers killed by car crashing into them while standing at side of road in West London.
Jan 27: UK: All rape and sexual assault cases to be reviewed over evidence disclosure.
Jan 27: FRA: Paris on flood alert as the water levels of the Seine rise.
Jan 29: UK: Government announces there will be a rise in the cost of British passports.
Jan 30: UK: Manchester arena 'hero' jailed for 4 years as he was found guilty of theft of property from two of the victims.
Jan 31: A total lunar eclipse takes place. The Moon appears as supermoon, with perigee being on January 30. It is also the first blue moon eclipse since 1983. It was also referred to as the super blue blood moon.

2 Years (2017)
Jan 24: US President Trump signs order for wall built along Mexican border.
Jan 24: Supreme Court rules that UK Parlt must vote on starting Brexit process.
Jan 24: Israel approves building 2,500 more homes in settlements in occupied West Bank.
Jan 25: Death of American TV actress Mary Tyler Moore, 80 ('Dick Van Dyke Show').
Jan 25: UK: Death of former Labour MP Tam Dalyell aged 84.
Jan 25: Mexico President Pena Nieto cancels Washington summit with US Pres Trump.
Jan 27: Death of English actor Sir John Hurt, 77 ('Alien', 'The Elephant Man').
Jan 27: US President Trump signs controversial executive order re refugees & muslims.
Jan 27: UK PM Theresa May meets new US Pres Donald Trump at White House.
Jan 30: US President Trump sacks acting attorney general Sally Yates over immigration ban.
Jan 30: 6 killed and 8 wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada.
Jan 30: Deutsche Bank £504m by US & UK regulators over Russian money laundering plan.
Jan 31: Austria's ruling coalition agrees a ban on wearing full-face veils in public spaces.

5 Years (2014)
Jan 01: Latvia officially apots the Euro and becomes 18th member of Eurozone.
Jan 08: UK: Inquest jury decides Mark Duggan, 29, was lawfully killed by police in London.
Jan 10: UK: Met Police Officer Keith Wallis pleads guilty to misconduct in 'Plebgate' Affair.
Jan 11: Death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon aged 85.
Jan 12: Death of British actress Alexandra Bastedo, aged 67 (The Champions).
Jan 13: Death of Celtic, Everton & Leeds Scottish footballer Bobby Collins aged 82.
Jan 16: Death of British comedy actor Roger Lloyd Pack aged 69.
Jan 18: Lewis Clarke, 16 year old from Bristol, is youngest to trek to South Pole.
Jan 19: British athlete Sir Chris Chataway dies aged 82.
Jan 19: Death of Al Lerner, 94, American pianist and composer.
Jan 24: UK: Severe flooding in Somerset, West of England
Jan 30: UK: Met Office says Jan rainfall in Southern England highest since 1910.

10 Years (2009)
Jan 06: Final closure of Woolworths shops in UK.
Jan 07: Resignation of England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen.
Jan 13: Death of Irish-born actor Patrick McGoohan aged 80 ('Danger Man', 'The Prisoner').
Jan 16: Death of barrister & author John Mortimer aged 85 (creator of 'Rumpole of the Bailey').
Jan 23: Office of National Statistics (ONS) says UK economy is in recession.
Jan 23: UK: Karen Matthews & partner Michael Donavon jailed for kidnapping.

15 Years (2004)
Jan 04: NASA Expoloration Rover 'Spirit' lands on Mars.
Jan 13: UK mass murderer Dr Harold Shipman commits suicide in prison.
Jan 28: UK: Publication of Hutton Report into death of British scientist Dr David kelly.
Jan 28: UK: BBC head Greg Dyke resigns following Hutton Report into death of Dr David Kelly.

20 Years (1999)
Jan 01: 11 European countries adopt the Euro as new single currency.
Jan 25: 6 members of International Olympic Cttee face expulsion in corruption scandal.

25 Years (1994)
Jan 05: Death of English cricket commentator Brian Johnston.
Jan 06: American skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked & injured in Detroit.
Jan 14: US President Clinton & Russian President Yeltsin sign Kremlin Accords.
Jan 17: Massive earthquake, Los Angeles. Over 60 killed. Estimated $30 billion damage.
Jan 20: Death of former Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby.
Jan 21: USA: Lorena Bobbitt acquitted of wounding her husband John Bobbitt.

35 Years (1984)
Jan 24: 1st Apple Macintosh computer goes on sale.

40 Years (1979)
Jan 16: Shah of Iran flees into exile in Egypt following months of civil unrest.
Jan 18: UK: 1st edition of 'Antiques Roadshow' broadcast on BBC TV.

45 Years (1974)
Jan 05: UK: 1st broadcast of ITV Saturday morning children's programme 'Tiswas'.
Jan 15: US TV broadcasts 1st edition of comedy 'Happy Days'.
Jan 31: Death of film producer Samuel Goldwyn.

50 Years (1969)
Jan 02: Australian Rupert Murdoch wins control of UK Sunday newspaper: News of the World

55 Years (1964)
Jan 01: UK: BBC TV broadcast 1st edition of music programme 'Top of the Pops'.
Jan 13: Bob Dylan album release 'The Times They Are A'Changin'.
Jan 16: Musical 'Hello Dolly' opens on Broadway, New York.

60 Years (1959)
Jan 01: Cuban President Fulgencio Batista flees advancing rebel army of Fidel Castro.
Jan 08: General Charles de Gaulle becomes President of France.

65 Years (1954)
Jan 11: UK: BBC starts televised weather forecast service (1st presenter George Cowling).
Jan 14: US actress Marilyn Monroe marries US baseball star Joe DiMaggio.
Jan 21: Launch of USS Nautilus, world's 1st nuclear-powered submarine.
Jan 25: 1st radio broadcast of Dylan Thomas' play 'Under Milk Wood'.

95 Years (1924)
Jan 21: Death of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin.
Jan 22: Ramsey MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour Prime Minister.

115 Years (1904)
Jan 14: Birth of English society photographer Sir Cecil Beaton (1953 Coronation pictures).


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