Historical Anniversaries in 2016


January      800th Anniversary of the founding of first of  Cambridge’s Universities in January 1216

February    300th Anniversary of the Death of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, the renowned Landscape Gardener on February  6th 1786

April           200th Anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte on  April 21st 1816

April           HM Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21st  1926

April           400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23rd 1616

May             100 years since the Battle of Jutland took place.

June            Celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Official 90th Birthday on June 21st 2016       

 July            The Battle of the Somme took place between July 1st and November 13th 1916 in France during WW1.

 July            150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter on July 28th 1866

 July            200th Anniversary of the Founding of The Fitzwilliam Museum,Cambridge in 1816

 September 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London which started in Pudding Lane on September 2nd 1666

 September 100th Anniversary of the birth of author Roald Dahl

October      150th Anniversary of Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge in 1866

 October     950th Anniversary of The Battle of Hastings on October 14th 1066 when King Harold, the last Anglo   

 Saxon king was defeated.  

 December  950th Anniversary of the Coronation of William the Conqueror as the first Norman King of England at

 Westminster Abbey on December 25th 1066.