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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1981 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 Harlaw - 1411, Mary Queen of Scots abdicates - 1567, Gibraltar Seized - 1704, Speaking Clock Introduced - 1936

Famous and historic events from 1981

Bothamís Greatest Ashes Day
Brixton Riots
Death of Hunger Striker Bobby Sands
Deptford Fire Kills 13
End of Maze Hunger Strikes
Fantasy Assassin Targets the Queen
First Episode of Only Fools and Horses
First London Marathon
First Woman in the Boat Race
M5 rapist given 12 life sentences
Penlee Lifeboat Disaster
Peter Sutcliffe Admits heís Yorkshire Ripper
Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer announce engagement
SDP Created
The Humber Bridge Opens to Traffic
Wedding of Charles and Diana

Famous Britons born in 1981
Alex Partridge
Chris Tomlinson
Craig David
Fearne Cotton
Holly Willoughby
Jason Manford
Jim Sturgess
Joe Cole
Lee Mead
Liz McClarnon
Miss Dynamite
Paloma Faith
Peter Reed
Ralf Little
Richard Hounslow
Sheridan Smith
Suzanne Shaw
Zara Phillips

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A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
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Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
Everything's complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness - Nick Hornby
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On this day:
Battle of Harlaw - 1411, Mary Queen of Scots abdicates - 1567, Gibraltar Seized - 1704, Speaking Clock Introduced - 1936
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