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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1979 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:
Battle of Stoke Field - 1487, America declares war on Britain - 1812, RSPCA formed - 1824, Sunderland Theatre Disaster - 1883

Famous and historic events from 1979

Airey Neave assasinated
Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast
Blunt Treason Revealed
Death of Blair Peach
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Published
Lord Louis Mountbatten assasinated by IRA
Margaret Thatcher becomes Britains 1st Female PM
Public Sector Strike Begins
Space Invaders Hit UK
The Clash Release London Calling
The Hastie Fire
Worlds first 1 Million footballer is bought

Famous Britons born in 1979
Andrew Triggs-Hodge
Christian Malcolm
Christine Bleakley
David Weir
Donna Air
Etienne Stott
George Lamb
Graeme Swann
James McAvoy
Jamie Cullum
Jonny Wilkinson
Karina Bryant
Katy Brand
Kelly Brook
Mark Cueto
Michael Owen
Paul Smith
Phelan Hill
Richard Egington
Rufus Hound
Saskia Clark
Tim Baillie
Will Young

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. - Rudyard Kipling
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On this day:
Battle of Stoke Field - 1487, America declares war on Britain - 1812, RSPCA formed - 1824, Sunderland Theatre Disaster - 1883
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