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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
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January 2022

1 Year (2021)
Jan 01: Africa - The African Continental Free Trade Area comes into effect.
Jan 06: US - Pro-Donald Trump protesters siege the US Capitol building, disrupting certification of the 2020 presidential election and forcing Congress to evacuate and five to die.
Jan 11: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 90 million worldwide.
Jan 15: COVID-19 pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 passes 2 million.
Jan 20: US - Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States
Jan 23: Deaths - Larry King, American talk show host (b. 1933)
Jan 26: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeds 100 million worldwide.

2 Years (2020)
Jan 03: 2019–20 Persian Gulf crisis: A U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Jan 28: President of the United States Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu announce the Trump peace plan.
Jan 30: The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the sixth time that this measure has been invoked since 2009.
Jan 31: The United Kingdom and Gibraltar formally withdraw from the European Union at 11PM (GMT), beginning an 11-month transition period.

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

10 Years (2012)
Jan 03: UK: 2 men convicted of murdering London teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Jan 31: Former RBS Chief Executive Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthood.

15 Years (2007)
Jan 07: Death of broadcaster Magnus Magnusson aged 77 ('Mastermind').
Jan 28: UK: BBC broadcasts final Saturday sports show 'Grandstand' (after almost 50 years).
Jan 28: UK: BBC broadcasts final Saturday's 'Grandstand' (after almost 50 years).

20 Years (2002)
Jan 14: UK declared free of foot & mouth disease after slaughter of millions of animals.
Jan 17: Death English actor Peter Adamson, 71 ('Len Fairclough' in 'Coronation Street').
Jan 17: Death of English actor Peter Adamson aged 71 ('Len Fairclough' in 'Coronation Street').
Jan 20: USA releases controversial pictures Camp X-Ray detainees, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Jan 20: USA releases pictures of Camp X-Ray detainees, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

25 Years (1997)
Jan 09: Lone yachtsman Tony Bullimore rescued after 5 days in Southern Ocean.
Jan 15: UK: Princess Diana calls for an international ban on landmines.
Jan 21: Start of inquiry into physical & sexual abuse of children in care in North Wales.

35 Years (1987)
Jan 06: UK: ITV broadcasts 1st episode of police drama series 'Morse'.

40 Years (1982)
Jan 15: Mark Thatcher found after missing in Sahara for 6 days on Paris-Dakar Rally.
Jan 26: UK Unemployment rises above 3 million for 1st time since 1930s.

45 Years (1977)
Jan 17: Execution of killer Gary Gilmore.1st US execution after death penalty restoration.

50 Years (1972)
Jan 09: UK: Start of 1st national miners' strike in Britain for 50 years.
Jan 20: UK Unemployment rises to over 1 million for 1st time since 1930s.
Jan 30: 'Bloody Sunday': British troops fire on demonstrators, Londonderry. 13 killed.
Jan 30: 'Bloody Sunday': British troops open fire on demonstrators in Londonderry. 13 killed.

55 Years (1967)
Jan 03: Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, dies in prison awaiting new trial.
Jan 03: US: Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald, dies in prison awaiting new trial.
Jan 04: Donald Campbell killed in 'Bluebird', trying to set water speed record, Coniston Water.
Jan 07: UK: 1st episode of drama 'The Forsyte Saga' broadcast on BBC TV.
Jan 18: US: Albert DeSalvo, 'Boston Strangler' jailed for life. Claimed he'd killed 13 women.
Jan 27: 3 US astronauts killed by fire in Apollo 1 spacecraft during training.
Jan 27: 3 US astronauts killed in Apollo 1 space capsule fire during testing, Cape Canaveral.

60 Years (1962)
Jan 02: UK: 1st episode of BBC TV police drama 'Z-Cars'.
Jan 02: UK: Start of BBC TV soap opera 'Compact'.
Jan 03: Cuban leader Fidel Castro excommunicated by Pope John XXIII.
Jan 22: UK: Start of trial of James Hanratty for 'A6 Murder' of physicist Michael Gregsten.

65 Years (1957)
Jan 09: British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigns due to ill health.
Jan 10: Harold Macmillan becomes Conservative Party leader & British Prime Minister.
Jan 14: Death US actor Humphrey Bogart, 57 ('Casablanca', African Queen', 'The Big Sleep').
Jan 16: Death of Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini aged 89.

70 Years (1952)
Jan 16: UK: 1st appearance of British TV of Harry Corbett & his glove puppet 'Sooty'.

80 Years (1942)
Jan 03: Birth of British actor John Thaw ('The Sweeney','Kavanagh QC', 'Morse').
Jan 17: Birth of US world champion boxer Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
Jan 19: Birth of British actor & entertainer Michael Crawford ('Phantom of the Opera').

130 Years (1892)
Jan 03: Birth of author J.R.R.Tolkien ('Lord of the Rings').


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