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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1927 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:
The Ark Royal commissioned - 1914, 1st episode of Coronation St screened - 1960, Iraq Frees 100 UK Hostages - 1990

Famous and historic events from 1927

1st traffic lights start to operate
BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary
First BBC Sporting Commentary
The First Ryder Cup

Famous Britons born in 1927
Anne McLaren
Beryl Grey
Bruce Millan
Cleo Laine
Colin Davis
Don Revie
Freddie Jones
Geoffrey Palmer
Ivor Emmanuel
John Vane
Ken Dodd
Ken Russell
Kenneth Tynan
Paul Eddington
Richard Chorley
Robert Leigh-Pemberton
Robert Shaw
Roger Moore
Ron Todd
Ronald Laing
Ronnie Scott
Rosemary Harris
Sheila Scott
Shirley Hughes
Terry Scott

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. - George Bernard Shaw
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On this day:
The Ark Royal commissioned - 1914, 1st episode of Coronation St screened - 1960, Iraq Frees 100 UK Hostages - 1990
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