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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1945 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:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1945

'Lord Haw-Haw' sentenced to death
Animal Farm Published
Bourne End Rail Crash
Channel Islands liberated
Dresden Firestorm
First Atomic Explosion
Formation of UN
Hiroshima
Hitler’s Suicide
Japan Signs Surrender
Last V2 rocket lands
Nazi Germany surrenders - VE Day
Nuremberg Trials begin
The Yalta Conference

Famous Britons born in 1945
Alan Ball
Barry John
Bill Kenwright
Bryan Ferry
Christopher Bruce
David Starkey
Dennis Nilsen
Eric Clapton
Helen Mirren
Howard Davies
Jacqueline du Pre
Jasper Carrott
John Krebs
John McVie
John Motson
Kate Adie
Ken Livingstone
Maggi Hambling
Michael Martin
Pat Jennings
Pete Townshend
Richard Long
Rod Stewart
Steven Norris
Van Morrison
Virginia Wade

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A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. - William Shakespeare
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On this day:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979
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