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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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September 2024

2 Years (2022)
Sep 02: 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: The G7 economies agree to impose a price cap on Russian petroleum exports.
Sep 05: UK - Liz Truss is elected as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Sep 08: UK - Charles III becomes King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms, upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II
Sep 08: Death - Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. (Born 21.04.1926)
Sep 19: The state funeral of Elizabeth II is held in Westminster Abbey, London. Her coffin is then taken by procession to Windsor Castle for burial with her husband, parents and sister in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
Sep 21: 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Following a major counteroffensive by Ukraine in the east of the country, Putin announces a partial mobilisation of Russia and threatens nuclear retaliation, saying "this is not a bluff"
Sep 30: Annexation of Southern and Eastern Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin signs treaties absorbing the occupied regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia into the Russian Federation. This annexation is seen as a breach of international law by the global community.

5 Years (2019)
Sep 10: The Parliament of the United Kingdom is prorogued amid unprecedented protests from opposition MPs, who hold up signs in the House of Commons and refuse to back the shutdown.
Sep 14: 2019 Abqaiq–Khurais attack: Two Saudi Aramco oil refineries in Abqaiq and Khurais, Saudi Arabia, are attacked by drones, resulting in fires. Houthi militants claim responsibility.
Sep 20: An international strike and protest led by young people and adults is held three days before the latest UN Climate Summit, to demand action be taken to address the climate crisis. The event is one of the largest climate mobilizations in history.
Sep 21: U.S. President Donald Trump approves deployment of several hundred troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates following the September 14 attack on Saudi oil refineries. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran vow to defend themselves.
Sep 23: Russia formally adopts the Paris climate agreement.
Sep 24: UK - The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom unanimously rules that the September 2019 prorogation of Parliament was unlawful and void.
Sep 24: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Sep 27: 500,000 people march in a climate change protest led by activist Greta Thunberg and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal, Canada. 4,000,000 go on strike around the world.

10 Years (2014)
Sep 04: Death of US comedienne Joan Rivers aged 81.
Sep 10: UK: Prince Harry launches 'Invictus Games' for wounded servicemen.
Sep 11: Death of English actor Sir Donald Sinden aged 90 ('The Cruel Sea').
Sep 12: Death of Northern Ireland politician Rev Ian Paisley aged 88. Leader of DUP.
Sep 13: Release of video purporting to show beheading of British hostage David Haines in Syria.
Sep 16: UK: Resignation of S.Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright.
Sep 18: Scottish Referendum on Independence votes to remain within United Kingdom.
Sep 19: Alex Salmond resigns as SNP Leader & 1st Minister of Scotland.
Sep 22: United States & Arab partners begin airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.
Sep 26: UK MPs vote in favour Britain continuing to aid US in airstrikes against Islamic State.
Sep 27: Conservative MP Mark Reckless defects to UKIP.

15 Years (2009)
Sep 14: Death of British TV chef Keith Floyd.

20 Years (2004)
Sep 01: Start of Beslan School crisis, Russia. Terrorists take 1,100 hostages.
Sep 20: Death of UK footballer & manager Brian Clough.

30 Years (1994)
Sep 03: Death of Wolverhampton Wanderers & England football captain Billy Wright.
Sep 22: 1st episode of TV comedy series 'Friends' broadcast on NBC.

35 Years (1989)
Sep 22: Death of American songwriter Irving Berlin ('White Chirstmas').
Sep 22: IRA bomb attack on Royal Marines School of Music, Deal, Kent. 11 killed.

40 Years (1984)
Sep 20: Suicide bomber attacks US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. 22 killed.

50 Years (1974)
Sep 12: Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie deposed in military coup.

60 Years (1964)
Sep 04: UK: Opening of the Forth Road Bridge, Scotland across Firth of Forth.
Sep 15: Publication of 1st issue of British daily newspaper 'The Sun'.
Sep 21: Island of Malta becomes independent from Britain.
Sep 22: US broadcaster NBC transmits 1st episode of TV spy series 'Man From U.N.C.L.E'.
Sep 27: US: Warren Commission publishes its' report on President Kennedy assassination.
Sep 28: Death of American comedian Harpo Marx ('The Marx Brothers').

75 Years (1949)
Sep 09: Birth of British Olympic skater John Curry.
Sep 15: US: 1st episode of TV wild west series 'The Lone Ranger' broadcast on ABC.
Sep 18: Birth of British Labour politician Mo Mowlam.
Sep 30: End of Allied Berlin Airlift after 270,000 flights into West Berlin in 14 months.

80 Years (1944)
Sep 04: WW2: Liberation of Antwerp, Belgium by Allied Forecs.
Sep 08: WW2: 1st German V2 rockets land and explode in England.
Sep 17: WW2: Start of 'Operation Market Garden' in Holland (Arnhem).
Sep 19: WW2: RAF pilot Guy Gibson VC, leader of 'Dambuster Raid' in 1943, killed in action.

85 Years (1939)
Sep 01: WW2: Germany invades Poland.
Sep 03: WW2: Britain, France, Australia & New Zealand declare war on Germany.
Sep 03: WW2: German U-Boat sinks passenger liner 'SS Athenia' off Irish coast.
Sep 06: Death of British book illustrator Arthur Rackham.
Sep 06: WW2: South Africa declares war on Germany.
Sep 10: WW2: Canada declares war on Germany.
Sep 17: WW2: Soviet Union invades Poland with Germany agreement.
Sep 18: WW2: Briton William Joyce makes 1st Nazi Germany propaganda broadcast to UK.
Sep 28: WW2: Surrender of Poland. Country partitioned between Germany & Soviet Union.

90 Years (1934)
Sep 17: Birth of American tennis champion Maureen Connolly ('Little Mo').
Sep 19: Death of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.
Sep 22: UK: Over 250 killed in explosion at Gresford Colliery, Wrexham.
Sep 26: Cruise liner 'Queen Mary' launched at Clydebank, Scotland.
Sep 29: English footballer Stanley Matthews makes his debut for England.

110 Years (1914)
Sep 10: Birth of American film director Robert Wise.
Sep 20: Birth of British film actor Kenneth More ('Reach For The Sky', 'Genevieve').

130 Years (1894)
Sep 28: Businessmen Michael Marks & Tom Spencer sign partnership to open a shop.


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