Here we present a selection of Anniversaries of church and world events that you may like to reflect on over Summer, and perhaps to research an item of particular interest.
Anniversaries for Summer:
8th 1889 Gerard Manley Hopkins d.
15th 1215 Magna Carta
18th 1815 Battle of Waterloo
21st Solstice – astronomical Summer begins
22nd 250 Alban, first martyr of Britain
28th 1919 Treaty of Versailles
29th The Apostles Peter and Paul are both celebrated
1st 1867 Canada Day: confederation
4th 1776 US Independence
8th 1822 Percy Bysshe Shelley d.
11th 1690 Battle of the Boyne
14th 1077 Consecration of Bayeaux Cathedral: Tapestry on display
14th 1789 French Revolution began: Bastille Day
14th 1866 John Keble
11th 1890 John Henry Newman
15th 1947 Partition of India
23rd 430 Augustine of Hippo
30th 1688 John Bunyan
31st 651 Aidan of Lindisfarne