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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1939 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:
Rebel Army Lands in Furness - 1487, The First Ryder Cup - 1927, Stockport Air Disaster - 1967, Tiananmen Square Massacre - 1989, Shane Warne bowls 'Ball of the Century' - 1993

Famous and historic events from 1939

Battle of the River Plate
Britain declares War on Germany - WWII begins
Sutton Hoo Dig Begins

Famous Britons born in 1939
Alan Ayckbourn
Auberon Waugh
Barry Hines
Dame Antoinette Sibley
David Frost
Dusty Springfield
Harold Kroto
Ian McKellen
Jack Cunningham
Jackie Stewart
James Galway
John Cleese
John Gummer
John Peel
Lynn Seymour
Margaret Drabble
Mary Peters
Melvyn Bragg
Pauline Neville-Jones
Rhodri Morgan
Ricky Tomlinson
Robin Knox-Johnston
Seamus Heaney
Shelagh Delaney
Susannah York
Terence Stamp

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word. - A E Housman
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On this day:
Rebel Army Lands in Furness - 1487, The First Ryder Cup - 1927, Stockport Air Disaster - 1967, Tiananmen Square Massacre - 1989, Shane Warne bowls 'Ball of the Century' - 1993
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