January:
 

  • 130th anniversary of Alice Sanger becoming the first female White House staff under President Harrison on January 2nd,1890.
     
  • 30th anniversary of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega surrendering to US, after a 10-day standoff in Panama City on January 3rd,1990
     
  • 95th anniversary of Mussolini becoming dictator of Italy on January 3rd, 1925
     
  • 50th anniversary of the death of Union Leader Joseph Yablonski and his family in the  United Mine Worker Killings on January 5, 1970 
     
  • 100th anniversary of the New York Yankees buying Babe Ruth on January 5, 1920 
     
  • 205th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 
     
  • 75th anniversary when the US invaded Luzon in attempts to gain more control of the Philippines on January 9, 1945 
     
  • 100th anniversary of the creation of the League of Nations on January10, 1920
     
  • 150th anniversary of the Democratic Donkey symbol first being used on January 15, 1870 
     
  • 75th anniversary when Hitler enters his Bunker on January 16,1945
     
  • 75th anniversary of when the Soviets capture Warsaw on January 17, 1945 
     
  • 70th anniversary of the Democractic Republic of Vietnam recognized on January 18-19, 1950 
     
  • 180th anniversary of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes claiming a small part of Antarctica for the United States after an exploring expedition on January 19,1840 
     
  • 105th anniversary of the first air raid on Britain by Germany on January 19, 1915
     
  • 70th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of India on January 26, 1950 
     
  • 520th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil on January 26, 1500 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Soviets liberating Auschwitz on January 27, 1945
     
  • 200th anniversary of the death of King George III on January 29, 1820 
     
  • 175h anniversary of The Raven published, written by Edgar Allen Poe on January 29, 1845 
     
  • 70th anniversary of Truman announcing the H-bomb on January 31, 1950 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the 13th Amendment passing on January 31, 1865 


February: 
 

  • 245th anniversary of “An Imaginary Speech” being published, written by Benjamin Franklin about American courage on February 7, 1775 
  • 55th anniversary of the first American combat troops arriving in Vietnam on February 9, 1965 
  • 100th anniversary of perpetual Swiss Neutrality recognized on February 13, 1920
  • 55th anniversary of Canada adopting the Maple Leaf Flag on February 15, 1965
  • 200th of the Missouri Compromise being passed by the Senate on February 17, 1820 
  • 155th anniversary of General Sherman and his troops burning Columbia, SC on February 17, 1865 
  • 135th anniversary of Mark Twain publishing Huck Finn on February 18, 1885 
  • 90th anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh and Michael Brown discovering Pluto on February 18, 1930 
  • 75th anniversary of Marines invading Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 
  • 55th anniversary of the assination of Malcom X on February 21, 1965 
  • 135th anniversary of the dedication of the Washington Monument on February 21, 1885 
  • 75th anniversary of the flag raising at Iwo Jima on  February 23, 1945 
  • 75th anniversary of the US recapturing Corregidor on February 26, 1945 
  • 85th anniversary of Hitler establishing the Luftwaffe which was the German Air Force on February 26, 1935 


March:
 

  • 55th anniversary of Operation Rolling Thunder beginning on March 2, 1965.  The operation was a sustained aerial bombardment lasting over three years
     
  • 200th anniversary of the Missouri Compromise being passed by Congress on March 3, 1820 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Finland declaring war on Germany on March 3, 1945 
     
  • 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770 
     
  • 200th anniversary of President Monroe signing the Missouri Compromise on March 6, 1820 
     
  • 55th anniversary of Marines landing at Da Nang on March 8, 1965 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Firebombing of Tokyo on March 9, 1945 
     
  • 90th anniversary of Gandhi starting his 241 mile march on March 12, 1930 
     
  • 70th anniversary of the first ever FBI “10 most wanted list” is published on March 14, 1950 
     
  • 200th anniversary of Maine entering the Union on March 15, 1820 
     
  • 170th of Nathaniel Hawthorne publishing The Scarlet Letter on March 16, 1850
     
  • 75th anniversary of Victory at Iwo Jima on March 16, 1945
     
  • 95th anniversary of the Tri-State Tornado, one of the deadliest tornadoes in US History on  March 18, 1925 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville in North Carolina on March 19, 1865
     
  • 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March begins on March 21,1965
     
  • 255th anniversary of the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Arab League being formed on March 22, 1945 
     
  • 245th anniversary of “Give me Liberty or Give me death” uttered by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 
     
  • 45th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh Campaign (under the 1975 Spring Offensive) launched on March 24, 1975 
     
  • 255th anniversary of the Quartering Act on March 24, 1765 
     
  • 100th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald publishing This Side of Paradise which launched him to fame on March 26, 1920 
     
  • 245th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress, March 27, 1775 
     
  • 155th Appomattox begins on March 29, 1865 
     
  • 75th anniversary of General Patton securing Frankfurt on March 29, 1945 
     
  • 150th anniversary of 15th Amendment being adopted on March, 30, 1870 
     
  • 55th anniversary of U.S. Embassy in Saigon attack on March 30, 1965 
     
  • 245th anniversary of the New England Restraining Act on March 30, 1775 


April:
 

  • 320th anniversary of April Fool’s Day taking off (this is not a joke) on April 1, 1700 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Combat troops landing on Okinawa on April 1, 1945 
     
  • 160th anniversary of the The Pony Express beginning on April 3, 1860 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the capture of Richmond on April 3, 1865 
     
  • 65th anniversary of Churchill retired as Prime Minister on  April 5, 1955 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Allies sinking the Yamato, a major Japanese Battleship on April 7, 1945 
     
  • 85th anniversary of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act signed on April 8, 1935 
     
  • 155th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender on  April 9, 1865 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Germany invading Norway and Denmark on April 9 1940 
     
  • 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 launch on April 11, 1970 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Buchenwald liberation on April 11, 1945 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945
     
  • 250th anniversary of the Townshend Act repeal on April 12, 1770 
     
  • 150th anniversary of the MOMA (Museum of Metropolitan Art) opening on April 13, 1870 (150 years)
     
  • 155th anniversary of President Lincoln assassination on April 14, 1865 
     
  • 85th anniversary of “Black Sunday” Dust Bowl on April 14, 1935 
     
  • 230th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death on April 17, 1790 
     
  • 245th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride on April 18, 1775 
     
  • 245th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775 
     
  • 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Operation Corncob, which was an Allied bombing missing to destroy bridges in Italy on April 20, 1945 
     
  • 50th anniversary of the First Earth Day on  April 22, 1970 
     
  • 105th anniversary of Germany’s first major use of Chlorine Gas on April 22, 1915 
     
  • 220th anniversary of the Library of Congress on April 24, 1800 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the killing of John Wilkes Booth on  April 26, 1865 
     
  • 105th anniversary of the Treaty of London signed on April 26, 1915. The Treat of London was a secret treaty between Italy and France, Britain and Russia to bring Italy into WWI
     
  • 215th anniversary of Marines landing on Tripoli on April 27, 1805 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the steamboat Sultana explosion, killing mostly Union soldiers returning home from the Civil War April 27, 1865. Many Confederate veterans living on the banks of the Mississippi offered aid. 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Mussolini’s execution on April 28, 1945 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau on April 29, 1945 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Hitler’s suicide on April 30, 1945 
     
  • 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and South Vietnam surrenders on April 30, 1975 


May:
 

  • 60th anniversary of U-2 Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, being shot down on May 1, 1960 
  • 50th anniversary of the Kent State Killings on May 4, 1970
  • 65th anniversary of Allies leaving West Germany on May 5, 1955 
  • 85th anniversary of Works Progress Administration (WPA) created on May 6, 1935
  • 105th anniversary of the RMS Lusitania attack on May 7, 1915 
  • 75th anniversary of German surrender on May 7, 1945 
  • 75th anniversary of V-E Day on May 8, 1945 
  • 155th anniversary of Confederate President Jefferson Davis capture on May 10, 1865 
  • 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister, May 10, 1940 
  • 240th anniversary of the Defeat at Charleston on May 12, 1780 
  • 220th anniversary of President John Adams moving the Nation’s capital to Washington D.C., on May 15, 1800 
  • 40th anniversary of Mount Saint Helens eruption on May 18, 1980 
  • 565th anniversary of The Wars of the Roses on May 22, 1455, which were English civil wars  
  • 75th anniversary of Heinrich Himmler suicide on May 23, 1945 
  • 105th anniversary of Italy declaring war against Austria-Hungary on May 23, 1915
  • 85th anniversary of the First Major League Baseball game held at night, May 24, 1935 
  • 245th anniversary of John Hancock becoming President of Congress on May 24, 1775 
  • 85th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s 714th home run on May 25, 1935 
  • 80th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk on May 26, 1940 


June:
 

  • 85th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s retiring on June 2, 1935 
     
  • 55th anniversary of the first American astronaut to walk in space on June 3, 1965 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Germany bombing Paris on June 3, 1940
     
  • 150th anniversary of the burning of Constantinople on June 4, 1870 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Norway surrendering to Germany on June 10, 1940
     
  • 80th anniversary when Italy declares war on France and Britain on June 10, 1940 
     
  • 245th anniversary of the United States Army created, June 14, 1775
     
  • 80th anniversary of Germany invading Paris on June 14, 1940 
     
  • 805th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which were a charter of rights published by King John of England on June 15, 1215
     
  • 245th anniversary of George Washington chosen to lead Continental Army on June 15, 1775 
     
  • 135h anniversary of when the Statue of Liberty arrived on June 17, 1885 
     
  • 245th anniversary of Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 
     
  • 205th anniversary of Napoleon defeated at Waterloo on June 18, 1815 
     
  • 155th anniversary when Texas abolished slavery on June 19, 1865 
     
  • 45th anniversary of the movie Jaws, released on June 20 1975 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Victory in Okinawa on June 22, 1945 
     
  • 345th anniversary of King Philip’s War on June 24, 1675, also known as the First Indian War in the New England area (345 years)
     
  • 70th anniversary of Korean War on June 25, 1950 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Germany using the Enigma machine for the first time on June 27, 1940 
     

July:
 

  • 130th anniversary of Idaho becoming a state on July 3, 1890
     
  • 155th anniversary of the Salvation Army on July 5, 1865 
     
  • 245th anniversary of Congress adopting the Olive Branch petition on July 5, 1755 in hopes of avoiding war with Britain. 
     
  • 155th anniversary Mary Surratt’s execution on July 7, 1865 
     
  • 170th anniversary of President Zachary Taylor’s death on July 8, 1850
     
  • 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on July 9, 1940 
     
  • 170th anniversary of Millard Fillmore sworn in as President on July 9, 1850 
     
  • 60th anniversary of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on July 10, 1960 
     
  • 90th anniversary of the First World Cup on July 13 1930
     
  • 75th anniversary of the First Atomic Bomb test on July 16 1945 
     
  • 230th anniversary of Congress declaring Washington DC the new capital on July 16, 1790 
     
  • 65th anniversary of Disneyland opening on July 17, 1955
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Potsdam conference on July 17, 1945 to discuss the surrender of Germany.  Attendees included the United Kingdom,  United States, and the Soviet Union. 
     
  • 95th anniversary of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” on July 18, 1925 
     
  • 245th anniversary of the USPS system established on July 26, 1775 
     
  • 55th anniversary of Medicare on July 30, 1965
     
  • 75th anniversary of the USS Indianapolis attacked on July 30,1945 
     
  • 45th anniversary of Union Leader, Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance on July 31, 1975


August:
 

  • 45th anniversary of the Helsinki Act which was signed by 35 nations as an “agreement” and effort to reduce tensions during the Cold War on August 1, 1975 
     
  • 30th anniversary of when Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990 
  • 230th anniversary of the Coast Guard on August 4, 1790
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945
     
  • 130th anniversary of the first electric chair execution on August 6, 1890
     
  • 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act signed on August 6, 1965 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Soviets declaring war on Japan on August 7 1945 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Truman signing the United Nations Charter on August 7, 1945
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 
     
  • 85th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935 
     
  • 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratified on August 18, 1920 
     
  • 430th anniversary of Roanoke Colony found missing by Walter Raleigh on August 18, 1590 
     
  • 225th anniversary of when Washington signed Treaty of Amity Commerce and Navigation on August 18, 1795. The treaty recognized the United States as an independent nation and encouraged trading
     
  • 100th anniversary of the first Professional American Football league created on August 20, 1920 
     
  • 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment adopted on August 26, 1920 
     
  • 65th anniversary of the First Guinness Book of Records on  August 27, 1955 
     
  • 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder on August 28, 1955 
     
  • 85th anniversary of when President Roosevelt signed the first Neutrality Act on August 31, 1935 to limit the United States involvement in war
     

September:
 

  • 35th anniversary Titanic Found on September 1, 1985 
     
  • 75th anniversary of Japan's surrender on September 2 1945
     
  • 105th anniversary of the first tank created on September 6, 1915 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Germany’s Blitzkrieg over London on September 7, 1940 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Senator Huey Long killed on September 8, 1935 
     
  • 170th anniversary of California becoming a State on September 9, 1850
     
  • 80th anniversary of Italy invading Egypt on September 13, 1940 
     
  • 85th anniversary of Nuremberg Race Laws enacted on September 15, 1935 
     
  • 400th anniversary of when the Mayflower departed England on September 16, 1620 
     
  • 80th anniversary of the United States Selective Service on September 16, 1940 
     
  • 240th anniversary of Benedict Arnold committing treason on September 21, 1780 
     
  • 60th anniversary of the first televised Presidential debate on September 26, 1960 between Kennedy and Nixon 
     
  • 80th anniversary of the Tripartite Pact signed between Germany, Italy, and Japan on September 27,1940 
     

October:
 

  • 130th anniversary of Yosemite National Park created on October 1, 1890
     
  • 110th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times building bombing on October 1, 1910 
     
  • 30th anniversary of East and West Germany reunited on October 3, 1990 (and it felt so good)
     
  • 175th anniversary of the US Naval Academy on October 10, 1845 
     
  • 105th anniversary of Bulgaria entering WWI on October 11, 1915 
     
  • 210th anniversary of Oktoberfest on October 12, 1810 
     
  • 245th anniversary of the United States Navy created, October 13, 1775
     
  • 55th anniversary of the Highway Beautification Act signed on October 22, 1965 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the United Nations created on October 24, 1945 
     
  • 195th anniversary of the Erie Canal on October 26, 1825 
     
  • 55th anniversary of the St. Louis Gateway Arch on October 28, 1965 
     
  • 80th anniversary of when Italy invaded Greece on October 28, 1940
     

November:
 

  • 220th anniversary of John Adams moving into the White House on November 1, 1800 
     
  • 255th anniversary Stamp Act passed on November 1, 1765 
     
  • 80th anniversary of President Roosevelt re-election for a third term on November 5, 1940 
     
  • 160th anniversary of Lincoln elected President on November 6, 1860 
     
  • 125th anniversary of X-rays discovered on November 8, 1895 
     
  • 60th anniversary of Kennedy elected President on November 8, 1960 
     
  • 45th anniversary of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald disaster on November 10, 1975.  The Edmund Fitzgerald was a freighter that sank in Lake Superior during a bad storm, the entire crew perished. 
     
  • 155th anniversary of Henry Wirz execution on November 10, 1865
     
  • 245th anniversary of the Marine Corps created on November 10, 1775 
     
  • 55th anniversary of the Battle of la Drang Valley on November 14, 1965 
     
  • 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials on November 20, 1945 
     
  • 925th anniversary of the Crusades on November 27, 1095 
     
  • 500th anniversary of Magellan reaching the Pacific on November 28, 1520 
     
  • 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry on November 28, 1925 


December:
 

  • 65th anniversary of Rosa Park’s bus boycott on December 1, 1955 
     
  • 155th anniversary of the 13th Amendment ratified on December 6, 1865 
     
  • 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s death on December 8, 1980
     
  • 400th anniversary of the Mayflower arriving at Plymouth on December 18, 1620 
     
  • 75th anniversary of General Patton’s death on December 21, 1945
     
  • 130th anniversary of Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890 
     
  • 80th anniversary of Germany firebombs on London on December 29, 1940 
     
  • 420th anniversary of a charter given to the East India Company on December 31, 1600 

 

Please email me any anniversaries that you think should be considered for this list
 

Larisa Moran, Regional Editor, The History List.