Historical events anniversaries 2011

4 February 1861 – Abraham Lincoln, 150th anniversary of inauguration as US President
28 February 1921 – 90th anniversary of the Kronstadt Rebellion

1 March 1711 – 300th anniversary of the first issue of The Spectator, founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
4 March 1921 – 90th anniversary of inauguration of Warren Harding as US President
4 March 1936 – 75th anniversary of the first flight of the Hindenburg
7 March 1936 – 75th anniversary of Hitler ordering troops into the Rhineland
17 March 1861 – 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the unification of the Kingdom of Italy
30 March 1811 – 200th birth anniversary of Robert Bunsen, inventor of the Bunsen burner
30 March 1981 – 30th anniversary of assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan
29 March 1871 – 140th anniversary of the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in London

7 April 1891 -120th death anniversary of P.T (Phineas Taylor) Barnum, American showman
9 April 1511 – 500th anniversary of St. John’s College Cambridge, founded at bequest of Lady Margaret Beaufort by John Fisher
12 April 1861 – 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter in the American Civil War
12 April1961 – 50th anniversary of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space
23 April 1661 – 350th anniversary of the Coronation of Charles II of England

1 May 1931 – 80th anniversary of the opening of the Empire State building in New York which was the tallest building in the world
2 May 1611 – 400th anniversary of the King James’ Bible
8 May1886 – 125th anniversary of the invention of Coca-Cola by Dr John Pemberton
22 May 1611 – 400th anniversary of King James I creating baronets for the first time

31 July 1936 – 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War

1 August 1936 – 75th anniversary of Berlin Olympic Games opening in Hitler ‘s Germany
22 August 1911 – 100th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting the Mona Lisa being stolen from the Louvre

18 October 1931 – 80th death anniversary of the American inventor, Thomas Edison
28 October 1886 – 125th anniversary of the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty in New York

21 November 1911 – 100th anniversary of Suffragettes storming Parliament in London

7 December 1941 – 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack in World War II
23 December 1911 – 100th anniversary of the opening of Stanislavski and Craig’s production of Hamlet in Moscow


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