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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1965 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:
Death of Henry VII. Accession of Henry VIII - 1509, Sinn Fein Formed - 1907

Famous and historic events from 1965

Beatles Create Stadium Rock at Shea Stadium
Beatles Receive MBEs
Jackanory First Broadcast
National Speed Limit of 70mph introduced
Official opening of the Pennine Way
Race Relations Act comes into force
Ronnie Biggs Escapes Prison
Stanley Matthews Knighted
Thunderbirds Are Go!
Who Release My Generation
Winston Churchill dies
Winston Churchill's Funeral

Famous Britons born in 1965
Carl Fogarty
Damien Hirst
David Miliband
Emma Forbes
Evelyn Glennie
Goldie
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Ian Dowie
India Knight
J K Rowling
Jeremy Guscott
Jo Whiley
John Leslie
Julia Ormond
Lennox Lewis
Liz Hurley
Nigel Short
Omid Djalili
Piers Morgan
Rob Brydon
Sam Mendes
Steve Coogan
Vinnie Jones
Will Carling

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Brit Quote:
Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much. - Peter Ustinov
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On this day:
Death of Henry VII. Accession of Henry VIII - 1509, Sinn Fein Formed - 1907
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