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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1921 that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965

Famous and historic events from 1921

British Legion Formed
Hull Airship Disaster
Marie Stopes Opens First Clinic

Famous Britons born in 1921
Alick Isaacs
Bob Godfrey
Deborah Kerr
Dirk Bogarde
Donald Campbell
Duke of Edinburgh
Eric Laithwaite
Geoffrey Wilkinson
George Brown
Harry Secombe
Humphrey Lyttleton
Jimmy Young
Joan Greenwood
Malcolm Arnold
Peter Ustinov
Philip Sheppard
Robert Runcie
Robert Simpson
Ron Greenwood
Tom Kilburn
Tommy Cooper
Wilson Harris

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A Picture of Britain
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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. - Winston Churchill
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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