The fall of the Berlin Wall, D-Day landings and Lady Nancy Astor all make the list for the charity’s most significant milestones of the year
English Heritage has unveiled its ten most important historical anniversaries of 2019. The ten milestones encompass science, politics and even pop music.
2019 marks several important anniversaries for history, including thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, fifty years since the first moon landing and a hundred years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed. After last year’s celebration of a hundred years since The Representation of the People Act was passed, in which women were given the vote, 2019 marks a century since Lady Nancy Astor was elected MP, becoming the first women to sit in the House of Commons.
Whilst most of the dates included have more to do with politics and the monarchy than entertainment, English Heritage usually includes a pop culture anniversary. Last year the organisation celebrated 200 years since the publication of Frankenstein in their 2018 list, and this year, they’ve highlighted fifty years since the Beatles gave their last public performance in London, 1969.
2019 will mark several celebrations around the world for some of the anniversaries highlighted by English Heritage. NASA has several celebrations planned for the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, including a new Apollo logo, whilst the Royal British Legion and Portsmouth City Council are working together to organise a series of events in Portsmouth and Normandy commemorating 75 years since D-Day.
You can read more about English Heritage’s ten most important historical anniversaries of 2019, and see the full list, here.