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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

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September 2021

1 Year (2020)
Sep 03: Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Abdelaziz al-Hilu, the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, sign an agreement to transition the country into a secular state.
Sep 04: Kosovo and Serbia announce that they will normalize economic relations. The two countries will also move their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, becoming the third and fourth countries to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Sep 04: Bahrain and Israel agree to normalise relations, marking the fourth Israel–Arab peace deal.
Sep 08: Death - Sir Ronald Harwood (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934 – 8 September 2020) best known for his screenplays for The Dresser, The Pianist and he was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).
Sep 10: Death - Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020) known for her roles as Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Game of Thrones, Medea, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994 for services to drama.
Sep 20: BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) release the FinCEN Files.
Sep 29: COVID-19 pandemic: The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 exceeds one million.

2 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.

5 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: China warns anyone in Hong Kong advocating independence could be punished.
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 08: North Korea carries out its 5th nuclear test.
Sep 08: US firm Liberty Media confirms it is buying Formula 1 racing for $4.4bn (£3.3bn).
Sep 09: Death Sylvia Gore, 71 (scored 1st official goal for England women's team,1972).
Sep 09: Dozens of tourists rescued from cable cars stuck in midair in French Alps.
Sep 09: Russia and US announce Syria agreement starting with "cessation of hostilities".
Sep 12: Internationally-brokered cessation of hostilities comes into effect in Syria,
Sep 12: UK: Channel 4 buys rights to BBC TV ratings success 'The Great British Bake Off'.
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.

10 Years (2011)
Sep 05: India & Bangladesh sign treaty ending 40 year border dispute.
Sep 10: Death US film actor Cliff Robertson aged 88 ('633 Squadron', 'Spiderman' films).
Sep 12: UK: Bernard Hogan-Howe appointed Commissioner of Metropolitan Police.
Sep 15: UK Government passes Fixed Term Parliamentary Act (election every 5 years).
Sep 19: Death of racehorse trainer Dinald 'Ginger' McCain aged 80 (trainer of 'Red Rum').
Sep 20: UK: BBC 'Top Gear' presenter Richard Hammond injured in car crash during filming.
Sep 21: UK energy company announces vast resources of 'shale gas' found in Lancashire.
Sep 27: Death of comedy writer David Croft aged 89 (' Dad's Army', 'Hi-de-Hi!', 'Allo 'Allo!').

15 Years (2006)
Sep 02: RAF Nimrod aircraft crashes in Afghanistan. 14 military personnel killed.
Sep 04: Death of Australian wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin (stung by stingray while filming).
Sep 08: Death of English-born author & anti-Apartheid campaigner Hilda Bernstein aged 91.
Sep 09: Helen Mirren wins 'best actress' award at Venice Film Festival for 'The Queen'.
Sep 15: Death of British radio & TV presenter Raymond Baxter ('Tomorrow's World').
Sep 19: Military Coup in Thailand. PM Thaksin Shinawatra deposed.
Sep 20: UK: BBC 'Top Gear' presenter Richard Hammond injured in car crash during filming.
Sep 21: Death of American photographer & photojournalist Martha Holmes ('Life Magazine')
Sep 23: Death of British film music composer Sir Malcolm Arnold ('Bridge on the River Kwai').
Sep 26: Death Iva Toguri D'Aquino. Pro-Japan broadcaster known as 'Tokyo Rose' during WW2.

20 Years (2001)
Sep 02: Death of South African surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard, 78 (world's 1st heart transplant).
Sep 05: UK: Former SAS soldier Peter Bray completes crossing of Atlantic Ocean in a kayak.
Sep 10: Ex Army officer Charles Ingram wins £1m on UK TV quiz show (the 'cheating major').
Sep 10: UK: Merger of Bank of Scotland and Halifax to become HBOS plc.
Sep 11: 9/11: Over 3,000 killed in attacks on USA including hitting World Trade Centre, New York.
Sep 13: UK: Iain Duncan Smith elected leader of Conservative Party.
Sep 17: UK: Opening of Gateshead Millennium Bridge to the public.
Sep 18: Mail containing anthrax sent to politicians & others in New York. 5 killed and others injured.
Sep 20: US President George W.Bush declares a 'War on Terror' following 9/11 terror attacks.
Sep 21: Zug Massacre, Switzerland: 14 killed during lone terrorist attack on local Parlt. building.

25 Years (1996)
Sep 10: United Nations: Signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Sep 14: Death of stage, film & TV actress Juliet Prowse aged 59 ('G.I Blues', 'Can-Can').
Sep 18: North Korean submarine runs aground off South Korea. All crew killed as 'spies'.
Sep 20: Pakistani politician Murtaza Bhutto killed in a gun battle with police in Karachi.
Sep 22: Death of American film actress & WW2 pin up Dorothy Lamour aged 81.
Sep 22: Death of Australian cancer sufferer Bob Dent. 1st to die via voluntary eurhanasia.
Sep 23: Closure of last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland (homes for 'fallen women' run by nuns).
Sep 24: US president Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Sep 25: Closure of the last of the controversial Magdalene Asylums in Ireland.
Sep 27: Taliban seize Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.
Sep 29: Death of British TV personality & gameshow presenter Leslie Crowther.
Sep 30: British woman Mandy Allwood gives birth to octuplets. None of the babies survives.

30 Years (1991)
Sep 03: Death of award-winning American film director Frank Capra ('It?s a Wonderful Life').
Sep 06: Russian City of Leningrad restored to original name of St Petersburg.
Sep 06: Soviet Union formally recognises independence of Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia.
Sep 08: Death US film composer Alex North ('Death of A Salesman', 'A Streetcar Named Desire').
Sep 08: Republic of Macedonia declares independence from Yugoslavia.
Sep 09: Tajikstan declares independence from Soviet Union.
Sep 13: Death of Hungarian-born American film producer Joe Pasternak.
Sep 14: S. African Govt, ANC & Inkatha Freedom Party sign National Peace Accord.
Sep 17: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Korea & South Korea join the United Nations.
Sep 21: IAEA inspectors find documents regarding Iraq's nuclear weapons programme.
Sep 22: Photographs & transcripts of Dead Sea Scrolls made available to public, California.
Sep 22: Sponsorship of ITV television programmes in the UK is permitted.
Sep 23: Armenia declares independence from the Soviet Union.
Sep 24: Islamic extremists in Beirut release British hostage Jackie Mann (held for over 2 yrs).
Sep 25: Death in prison of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie the 'Butcher of Lyon'.
Sep 27: US President George Bush begins removal of nuclear weapons under START 1 Treaty.
Sep 29: Military Coup in Haiti. President Jean-Bertrand Aristide goes into exile.

35 Years (1986)
Sep 05: Palestinian hijack Pan Am Flight 73, Karachi Airport. 22 killed & 150 injured in rescue.
Sep 06: Abu Nidal Organisation terrorists kill 22 people in Neve Shalom Synagogue, Istanbul.
Sep 07: Chile President General Augusto Pinochet survives assassination attempt, Santigo.
Sep 07: Desmond Tutu appointed Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa.
Sep 08: US TV broadcasts 1st edition of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.
Sep 09: American Frank Reed of Lebanese International School, Beirut, kidnapped.
Sep 12: American Joseph Cicippio, American University of Beirut, kidnapped.
Sep 15: 1st episode of legal drama 'LA Law' broadcast on NBC in America.
Sep 16: Over 170 killed in fire at a gold mine in Kinross, South Africa.
Sep 17: Death of British actress Pat Phoenix ('Elsie Tanner' in 'Coronation Street').
Sep 18: Death of British actress Pat Phoenix ('Elsie Tanner' in 'Coronation Street').
Sep 30: Nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu kidnapped in Rome by Israeli Intelligence.

40 Years (1981)
Sep 26: Birth of US tennis champion Serena Williams

45 Years (1976)
Sep 09: Death of Chinese Communist Leader Chairman Mao Zedong.
Sep 18: UK TV broadcasts 1st episode, 1st Series of 'The Muppet Show'.
Sep 22: 1st episode of 'Charlie's Angels' broadcast on ABC TV in USA.
Sep 24: Rhodesian Government agrees to introduce black majority rule within 2 years.

55 Years (1966)
Sep 06: Assassination of South Africa's Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd.
Sep 06: Death US birth control activist Margaret Sanger. Opened 1st birth control clinic in USA.
Sep 08: UK: Opening of Severn Bridge linking England & Wales over River Severn & River Wye.
Sep 08: US: 1st episode of music TV series 'The Monkees' broadcast on NBC.
Sep 08: US: 1st episode of science fiction TV series 'Star Trek' broadcast on NBC.
Sep 08: US: 1st episode of TV series 'Tarzan' broadcast on NBC.
Sep 16: Official opening of The Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, USA.
Sep 17: US: 1st episode of TV series 'Mission Impossible' broadcast on CBS.
Sep 30: Botswana gains independence from Britain.
Sep 30: Nazi war criminals Albert Speer & Baldur von Schirach released from Spandau Prison.

65 Years (1956)
Sep 09: US singer Elvis Presley makes 1st national appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'
Sep 11: Death of Canadian WW1 fighter ace Billy Bishop VC (over 70 aircraft shot down).
Sep 28: Death of Amercan aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer William Boeing.

75 Years (1946)
Sep 05: Birth of Freddie Mercury. Zanzibar-born British rock singer and songwriter (Queen).
Sep 20: The 1st Cannes Film Festival held in France.

80 Years (1941)
Sep 01: WW2: Nazi Germany issues decree ordering all Jews to wear a yellow Star of David.
Sep 08: WW2: Start of German siege of the city of Leningrad, Russia (ended January 1944).
Sep 09: Birth of American soul singer Otis Redding ('Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay')
Sep 10: Birth of Japanese inventor & video game designer (Nintendo Game Boy).
Sep 11: Start of construction work on the Pentagon, HQ of US Dept of Defence, Arlington.
Sep 19: Birth of American singer Cass Elliot ('Mamas & Papas').
Sep 24: Birth of US-born photographer Linda Eastman (wife of Beatle Paul McCartney).
Sep 29: WW2: Babi Yar Massacre: Nazis kill more than 33,000 Jews near Kiev, Ukraine.

85 Years (1936)
Sep 06: British aviation pioneer Beryl Markham 1st person to fly non-stop UK to USA.
Sep 07: Birth US singer/songwriter Buddy Holly ('Peggy Sue', 'That'll Be The Day','Oh Boy').
Sep 24: Birth of American puppeteer Jim Henson. Creator of 'The Muppets'.
Sep 30: Official opening of Pinewood Film Studios, England.

95 Years (1926)
Sep 08: Germany admitted to the League of Nations. Spain withdraws in protest.

105 Years (1916)
Sep 03: WW1: 1st German airship shot down over UK after bombing St Albans.
Sep 03: WW1: 1st German airship to be shot down over Britain after bombing raid on St Albans.
Sep 13: Birth British writer Roald Dahl ('Charlie & Chocolate Factory', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang').
Sep 15: Birth of British film & stage acress Margaret Lockwood ('The Lady Vanishes').
Sep 15: WW1: 1st use of a tank in batle. The 'D1' used by the British Army on the Somme.
Sep 18: Birth of Italian film actor Rossano Brazzi ('Three Coins in the Fountain', 'South Pacific').
Sep 28: Birth of British stage & film actor Peter Finch ('Network', 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday').

130 Years (1891)
Sep 16: Birth Karl Donitz, WW1 submarine commander & German Admiral in WW2.
Sep 16: Birth of Karl Donitz, WW1 submarine commander & German Admiral in WW2.
Sep 28: Death of American novelist Herman Melville ('Moby Dick').

155 Years (1866)
Sep 01: Birth of US world heavyweight boxing champion James 'Gentleman Jim' Corbett.
Sep 01: Birth US world heavyweight boxing champion James 'Gentleman Jim' Corbett.
Sep 04: Birth American engineer & naval architect Simon Lake ('Argonaut' submarine).
Sep 04: Birth of American engineer & naval architect Simon Lake ('Argonaut' submarine).
Sep 21: Birth British science fiction novelist H.G.Wells ('War of the Worlds', 'The Time Machine').
Sep 21: Birth British sci-fi novelist H.G.Wells ('War of the Worlds', 'The Time Machine').

180 Years (1841)
Sep 08: Birth of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.
Sep 21: UK: Opening of London to Brighton railway line.
Sep 28: Birth French politician Georges Clemenceau (PM 1906-09 & 1917-1920).
Sep 28: Birth of French politician Georges Clemenceau (PM of France 1906-09 & 1917-1920).


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