2018 Anniversaries – Politics


 
POLITICS
Brexit and a history of Europe
5 January: 50 years – Prague Spring begins
15 January: 100 years – Gamal Abdel Nasser born
6th February: 100 years – Representation of the People Act 1918 – Women’s suffrage prevailed
18 February: 70 years – Irish PM Eamon de Valera resigns after 16 years in power
12 March: 80 years – Austria annexed by Germany
27 March: 60 years – Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier
3 April: 70 years – Marshall Plan signed into law
10 April: 20 years – Good Friday peace deal
20 April: 50 years – Enoch Powell makes his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech (immigration)
(not speech, various Enoch Powell footage)
6 May: 50 years – Paris riots
16 May: 50 years – Ronan Point gas explosion
1 June: 60 years – De Gaulle becomes President of France again
5 July: 70 years – Founding of the NHS
3 August: 70 years – Alger Hiss accused of spying
15 August: 70 years – Independent Korean governments are formed
29 September: 80 years – Munich Agreement signed
5 November: 50 years – Richard Nixon elected as President of the United States
 
ASSASSINATIONS
30 January: 70 years – Gandhi assassinated
4 April: 50 years – Assassination of Martin Luther King
5 June: 50 years – Robert F Kennedy assassinated in California
 
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
4 January: 70 years – Burma gains independence from UK
4 February: 70 years – Ceylon gains independence from UK
14 May: 70 years – Israel declares independence from British Mandate for Palestine
28 October: 100 years – Czechoslovakia created
11 November: 100 years – Restoration of the Polish State after Russian Empire partition
18 November: 100 years – Republic of Latvia declared
22 November: 75 years – Lebanon gains independence from France
1 December: 100 years – Iceland gains independence from Denmark
 

OTHER ANNIVERSARIES VIDEOS
 
To license any films or still images, email us or call +44 20 7665 8340.