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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1970 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:
The Ark Royal commissioned - 1914, 1st episode of Coronation St screened - 1960, Iraq Frees 100 UK Hostages - 1990

Famous and historic events from 1970

First English Match to “Go to Penalties”
First Glastonbury
Isle of Wight Festival Attracts 600,000
Jimi Hendrix dies in London
Last Day of the Rum Ration
North Sea Oil Discovered

Famous Britons born in 1970
Alan Shearer
Aled Jones
Alexander Armstrong
Andi Peters
Andy Burnham
Darren Gough
Emily Maitlis
Gareth Southgate
Helen Baxendale
Jamie Theakston
Joseph Fiennes
Kelly Holmes
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Kristina Cook
Louis Theroux
Mark Foster
Martin Johnson
Matthew Pinsent
Melanie Sykes
Naomi Campbell
Richard Osman
Simon Pegg
Suzi Perry
Tamzin Outhwaite
Toby Anstis
Warwick Davis
Zoe Ball

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Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
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On this day:
The Ark Royal commissioned - 1914, 1st episode of Coronation St screened - 1960, Iraq Frees 100 UK Hostages - 1990
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