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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1957 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:
Winchester Cathedral Dedicated - 1093, Maiden Voyage of SS Great Western - 1838, The ‘Entente Cordiale’ is signed by Britain and France - 1904

Famous and historic events from 1957

Britain tests H-Bomb
Ghana Gains Independence
Lennon and McCartney First Meet
Lewisham Train Crash Kills 90
Panorama Spaghetti Hoax
Sputnik Launched
Windscale Reactor Fire
Wolfenden Report - homosexuality decriminalised

Famous Britons born in 1957
Adrian Edmondson
Ainsley Harriott
Alastair Campbell
Billy Bragg
Carol Decker
Chris Kamara
Daniel Day Lewis
Danny Baker
David Bintley
David Gower
Dawn French
Eric Bristow
Fern Britton
Frank Skinner
Glen Hoddle
Jayne Torvill
Jo Brand
Keith Chegwin
Mike Gatting
Nick Faldo
Nick Hornby
Nick Skelton
Paul Merton
Ray Winstone
Richard E Grant
Richard Keys
Robin Cousins
Stephen Fry
Steve Davis
Tim Westwood
Timothy Spall
Trisha Goddard

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. - T S Eliot
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On this day:
Winchester Cathedral Dedicated - 1093, Maiden Voyage of SS Great Western - 1838, The ‘Entente Cordiale’ is signed by Britain and France - 1904
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