Britain’s (and most of Europe’s) clocks go back an hour at 0100 GMT (0200 British Summer Time) on Sunday 31 October.
Indonesian independence was proclaimed on 17 August 1945, after the occupying Japanese forces surrendered to the Allies but before the Netherlands could resume colonial rule.
Details of the UK General Election on 7 May 2015.
St George’s Day, celebrated on 23 April, is the feast day of England’s patron saint.
6 February 2012 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, its Colonies (now known as Overseas Territories), and the other Dominions in the Commonwealth.
Iceland celebrates its National Day on 17 June, the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, who led the Icelandic movement for independence from Denmark in the 19th century.