- Shakespeare’s death. One of the biggest history events of 2016 will be the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on 23 April.
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- Battle of the Somme. 1 July marks 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme. Thousands are expected to attend a service of remembrance in Thiepval in northern France, and a number of exhibitions and events will be held across France and the UK.
- The Great Fire of London. The infamous Great Fire of London swept across the city over three days in 1666. The Museum of London will mark the 350th anniversary of the disaster with a show called Fire! Fire!
- Roald Dahl’s birth. 13 September marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of children’s author Roald Dahl.
- Norman Conquest. 14 October marks the 950th anniversary of the battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror’s invasion of England will be marked by a new contemporary arts festival.
- Pearl Harbor. December marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
information from History Extra