#8. Margaret Thatcher day
In April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a sparsely populated British colony in the south Atlantic claimed by both countries. In reply, Thatcher launched an amphibious attack that retook the islands 8,000 miles from London two months later. Every January 10, the Falkland Islands celebrates Margaret Thatcher Day to commemorate the anniversary of her triumphant 1983 visit to the colony.