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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1943 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:
Trial of Oscar Wilde begins - 1895, Tussauds Finally Reopens after Fire, - 1928, Guernica Bombed - 1937, Chernobyl - 1986, Death of Jill Dando - 1999

Famous and historic events from 1943

Bethnal Green Tube Disaster
Dambusters Raid

Famous Britons born in 1943
Anna Ford
Arlene Phillips
Ben Kingsley
Charles Saatchi
Cilla Black
Elaine McDonald
Eric Idle
Freddie Starr
George Harrison
Gilbert Proesch
Jeff Banks
Joan Ruddock
John Humphrys
John Lawton
John Major
Keith Floyd
Keith Richards
Margaret Beckett
Michael Morpurgo
Michael Palin
Michael Pennington
Mick Jagger
Mike Leigh
Peter Lilley
Richard Roberts
Richard Stilgoe
Roger Waters
Sheila Rowbotham
Terry Venables
Tim Hunt
Tony Banks
Tony Blackburn
Vince Cable
Wendy Richard

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

Brit Quote:
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements. - Joshua Reynolds
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On this day:
Trial of Oscar Wilde begins - 1895, Tussauds Finally Reopens after Fire, - 1928, Guernica Bombed - 1937, Chernobyl - 1986, Death of Jill Dando - 1999
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