Historical Events

Click on a year, month or topic to explore this rainbow related timeline. You can also view the full list or read history notes - featuring stories from a monthly history column written by Gareth Watkins.

By decade: pre 1900, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
By month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
By category: Arts, Crime, Health, Individual Events, Media, Media coverage, Organisations, People, Political, Publications, Religion, Sport

The events are drawn from multiple sources. We have tried our best to verify and cross-reference entries, but some errors or omissions may have occurred. Use the information provided here at your own risk, and please contact us if we need to amend an entry.

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