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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

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June 2024

1 Year (2023)
Jun 14: Scientists report the creation of the first synthetic human embryo from stem cells, without the need for sperm or egg cells.
Jun 19: The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopts the High Seas Treaty, the first treaty aimed towards marine conservation in international waters.

2 Years (2022)
Jun 26: G7 leaders gather for a summit in Germany to discuss the situation in Ukraine. A ban on imports of Russian gold is announced.
Jun 28: June 28–30 – A NATO summit is held in Madrid, Spain for a consensual defensive reinforcement after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the sustained threatening over the territorial integrity of other countries.

5 Years (2019)
Jun 07: Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May resigns.
Jun 07: British Prime Minister Theresa May resigns as leader of the Conservative Party.
Jun 13: Iran - Two oil tankers are attacked near the Strait of Hormuz while transiting the Gulf of Oman amid heightened tension between Iran and the US, with the latter blaming the former for the incident.
Jun 19: Four men are charged with murdering the 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the airliner shot down while flying over Ukraine in July 2014.
Jun 30: Trilateral gathering at Panmunjom Truce Village between South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, takes place to restart stalled denuclearization negotiations.

10 Years (2014)
Jun 06: Death of children's writer & illustrator Eric Hill aged 86 ('Spot The Dog').
Jun 07: Resignation of Fiona Cunningham, special adviser to Home Secretary Theresa May.
Jun 09: Death Rik Mayall, English comedian & actor, 56 ('Young Ones', 'New Statesman').
Jun 14: Death of British actor Sam Kelly aged 70 ('Allo 'Allo, 'Porridge').
Jun 14: Death of film & TV actor Francis Matthews aged 86.
Jun 19: Abdication of King Juan Carlos 1 of Spain in favour of his son, King Felipe VI.
Jun 21: Jane Hedges installed as the UK's 1st female Dean (of Norwich).
Jun 24: Death of US film actor Eli Wallach aged 98 ('The Magnificent Seven', 'Lord Jim').
Jun 24: England go out of Brazil World Cup without a win in group matches.
Jun 24: Ex News of the World Editor Andy Coulson found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones.
Jun 25: Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez gets 4 month ban for biting an Italian defender.
Jun 30: Australian entertainer Rolf Harris found guilty of 12 historic indecent assaults.

15 Years (2009)
Jun 14: 1st Swine Flu-related death in UK is confirmed in Scotland.
Jun 15: British PM Gordon Brown announces inquiry into events leading to Iraq War.
Jun 22: UK: Conservative MP John Bercow elected Speaker of House of Commons.

20 Years (2004)
Jun 28: USA transfers power back to Iraq in ceremony in Baghdad.

25 Years (1999)
Jun 01: Death of Hovercraft inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell.
Jun 08: Ex British Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken jailed for 18 months for perjury.
Jun 18: UK: Anti-capitalism demonstration in London turns violent. Police & buildings attacked.
Jun 19: Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones, Windsor Castle, London.

30 Years (1994)
Jun 01: South Africa rejoins Commonwealth following the end of Apartheid.
Jun 02: Over 20 intelligence experts killed in helicopter crash, Mull of Kintyre, Scotland.
Jun 07: Death British dramatist & writer Dennis Potter, 59 ('The Singing Detective').
Jun 12: USA: Murder of O.J.Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson & Ronald Goldman.
Jun 14: Death of American composer Henry Mancini (Moon River, Pink Panther Theme).
Jun 30: UK: Serial killer Fred West charged with 11 counts of murder.
Jun 30: US figure skater Tonya Harding banned for life for involvement in attack on rival.

35 Years (1989)
Jun 03: Death Iran spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini (issued 'fatwa' on author Salman Rushdie).
Jun 04: Tiananmen Sq Massacre, Beijing. Chinese Army kills several hundred demonstrators.

40 Years (1984)
Jun 03: Indian troops massacre of over 1,000 Sikh seperatists at Golden Temple, Amritsar.
Jun 07: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st edition of 'Crimewatch'.
Jun 20: UK Govt announces replacing 'O' Level & CSE school exams with GCSEs.

45 Years (1979)
Jun 01: End of 90 years of 'White Rule' in Rhodesia. Country re-named Zimbabwe.
Jun 02: Polish-born Pope John Paul II visits Poland. 1st Pope to go to Communist-ruled country.
Jun 11: Death of US film actor John Wayne, 72 ('Stagecoach','The Alamo','The Longest Day').
Jun 18: US President Carter & Soviet Leader Brezhnev sign SALT II arms limitation treaty.
Jun 22: Former Liberal Pary leader Jeremy Thorpe cleared of attempted murder charges.

50 Years (1974)
Jun 01: Flixborough Chemical Plant Disaster, Lincolnshire. 28 killed.
Jun 17: IRA bomb explodes at Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament injuring 11.
Jun 29: Isabel Peron sworn in as Argentine President as husband Juan Peron too ill to continue.

55 Years (1969)
Jun 21: UK: BBC records 30million viewers for documentary 'The Royal Family'.
Jun 22: Death of US singer & actress Judy Garland ('Wizard of Oz') aged 47.

60 Years (1964)
Jun 12: S.Africa: Nelson Mandela among 8 ANC leaders jailed for life for sabotage.

65 Years (1959)
Jun 01: UK: BBC TV broadcasts 1st edition of pop music show 'Juke Box Jury'.
Jun 11: Birth British comic actor Hugh Laurie ('A Bit of Fry & Laurie', 'Jeeves', 'Blackadder').
Jun 11: UK: Official launch of the Hovercraft in the Solent, Southern England.

70 Years (1954)
Jun 03: 18 yr old jockey Lester Piggott wins 1st of record 9 Epsom Derby winners.
Jun 07: Suicide of British mathematician & WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing.
Jun 21: Birth British actress Anne Kirkbride ('Deirdre Barlow' in 'Coronation Street').

75 Years (1949)
Jun 08: Publication of the novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell.

80 Years (1944)
Jun 04: WW2: Liberation of Rome after Germans retreat and declare it a 'free' city.
Jun 06: WW2: Start of D-Day Normany Landings by Allied forces in France.
Jun 13: WW2: Nazi Germany launches 1st V-1 Flying Bomb attack on London.
Jun 21: Birth UK film director & producer Tony Scott ('Top Gun', 'Enemy of the State').

85 Years (1939)
Jun 07: King George VI becomes 1st reigning British monarch to visit United States.

90 Years (1934)
Jun 06: USA: 1st appearance of Walt Disney's animated character 'Donald Duck'.
Jun 20: Birth of English actress Wendy Craig ('Butterflies').
Jun 30: Senior Nazi officials killed in Germany in Adolf Hitler's 'Night of the Long Knives'.

100 Years (1924)
Jun 08: Disappearance of British climbers George Mallory & Andrew Irvine on Mt Everest.

105 Years (1919)
Jun 28: Signing of Treaty of Versailles in France to settle border & finance issues from WW1.

110 Years (1914)
Jun 30: Young lawyer Mahatma Gandhi arrested in S .Africa for campaigning for civil rights.

115 Years (1909)
Jun 07: Birth of London-born actress Jessica Tandy ('Driving Miss Daisy').

130 Years (1894)
Jun 23: Birth of Edward VIII. Abdicates British Throne in 1936 to marry divorceee Wallis Simpson.

195 Years (1829)
Jun 10: UK: 1st University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge Universities, River Thames.

425 Years (1599)
Jun 06: Birth Spanish artist Diego Velazquez (court painter to King Philip IV aged 23).

710 Years (1314)
Jun 23: Scottish army under Robert the Bruce defeated by English at Battle of Bannockburn.


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