Major Anniversaries in 2020
125 years since the foundation of the National Trust, by far the largest membership organisation in the UK with over 5 million paying members
125 years since the discovery of X-Rays by German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
100 years since since the first appearence in print of Mary Tourtel's much loved children's character Rupert Bear
100 years since the start of Prohibition, which prohibited the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States
100 years since burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey
100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made key contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite
100 years since the birth of Isaak Azimov, one of the founders of the science-fiction genre
100 years since the birth of Sir Alastair Pilkington, India born English engineer and businessman best known for inventing and perfecting the float glass process for commercial manufacturing of plate glass
75 years since founding of the United Nations through a Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco
75 years since the end of World War II in Europe, commemorated ever since on VE Day