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2014 marks the commemoration of...

It’s a quarter of a century since the Berlin Wall came down, but what else will we be marking in 2014?

THIS YEAR, WE have marked significant anniversaries of the 1913 Lockout, JFK’s visit to Ireland and his death and the bank guarantee.

This is what you can look forward to looking back on in 2014.

5-year anniversaries:

  • The nationalisation of Anglo Irish Bank on 21 January

(Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images)

  • The death of Michael Jackson on 25 June


(Doug Pizac/AP/Press Association Images)

  • The inauguration of Barack Obama on 20 January


(Ron Edmonds/AP/Press Association Images)

  • The Air France Flight 447 crash that claimed the lives of three Irish people on 1 June


(Eraldo Peres/AP/Press Association Images)
(AP Photo)

10-year anniversaries:

  • The attack at a Madrid train station that killed 191 people on 11 March

(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • On March 29, it will be ten years since Ireland banned smoking in the workplace

(Haydn West/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

  • 26 December will see the 10th anniversary of the tsunami which killed 186,000 in Asia

(AP Photo/Eric Skitzi)

20-year anniversaries:

  • April will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide’s beginning

(AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, file)

  • May will mark the inauguration of the now deceased Nelson Mandela

( John Parkin/AP Photo)

  • Ray Houghton. Giants Stadium.

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25-year anniversaries:

  • 24 March will mark 25 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill, one of the worst environmental disasters in history

(AP Photo)

  • In April, it will be 25 years since 96 fans were crushed to death at Hillsborough


  • November, will mark a quarter of a century since the fall of the Berlin Wall

(AP Photo/John Gaps III)

50-year anniversaries:

  • 2014 will mark 50 years since Beatlemania swept the US

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  • August will mark the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to the escalation of US involvement in Vietnam

(AP Photo)

  • Ireland will mark 50 years since the passing of playwright Seán O’Casey

(Wikimedia Commons)

70-year anniversary:

  • The world will mark 6 June, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

(AP Photo)

100-year anniversary:

  • The start of World War I will be marked across the world on 28 July

(AP Photo)

1,000-year anniversary:

What did we miss? What are you looking forward to celebrating in 2014? Let us know in the comments.

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