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  1. Waterloo - 200th Anniversary
    18th JUNE 1815 - 200 YEARS AGO, THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO WAS FOUGHT Driven by his desire to make France a European empire, the defiant warlord Napoleon Bonaparte established himself as ruler and First Consul in 1799 after carrying out a coup against the government of the First Republic of France (the 'Directory'). The French Republic was officially recognised and...
  2. Queen Victoria - Anniversary Accession
    Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) Was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III....
  3. Father's Day
    In the United Kingdom, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and therefore the date of the festival is never fixed. Many countries around the world celebrate Fathers Day, though not neccessarly on this date. Father's Day is one of those days where everyone gets a chance to honour his or her own father in a special...
  4. 1944: D-Day - start of Europe invasion
    D-Day 6th June 1944 - We Shall Remember Them! The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings commenced on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 (D-Day), beginning at 6:30 AM British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning, D-Day was the term used for the day of...
  5. Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012
    60 years of The Queen's reign The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002. Jubilee Weekend The central weekend, 2-5 June Communities all around the country will be celebrating over an extended bank holiday weekend,...