Major Anniversaries in 2021
100 years since division of Ireland to form the newly independent Republic of Ireland
100 years since the opening of Mothers' Clinic, Britain's first birth control clinic, by Dr Marie Stopes and her husband Humphrey Roe
75 years since the death of English economist John Maynard Keynes whose ideas established government macroeconomic policy after WWII
75 years since the death of Frederick W. Lanchester, English polymath and engineer who made important contributions to automotive engineering and to aerodynamics, and who co-invented the field of operations research
75 years since the death of Scottish engineer John Logie Baird, inventor of the modern television
75 years since the death of English novelist H. G. Wells, founder of the modern science-fiction genre and one of Britain's greatest authors, best known for his novels 'War of the Worlds', 'The Time Machine', 'The Invisible Man' and 'The Island of Dr Moreau'
75 years since opening of WWT Slimbridge, home to the world's largest collection of captive wildfowl, by English naturalist and artist Sir Peter Scott
50 years since Decimal Day, when Britain and Ireland decimalised their currency
50 years since world's first X-Ray Computerised Tomography scan (CT scan) was performed by English electrical engineer Sir Godfrey Hounsfield at the St George's Neuroscience department of the Atkinson Morley Hospital in London