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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1985 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 Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942

Famous and historic events from 1985

1st episode of Eastenders
Anglo Irish Agreement signed
Bradford City Football Fire
Brixton riots again
Broadwater Farm Riots
Expulsion of Britons from USSR
First UK Mobile Phone Call
Glasgow Gas Blast
Heysel Stadium Disaster
Live Aid
Miners Strike Ends
Sinclair C5 Launched
Titanic Found
Toxteth Riots

Famous Britons born in 1985
Beth Tweddle
Carey Mulligan
Charlotte Dujardin
Chris Froome
David Davies
Ed Clancy
Heather Stanning
Jack Osbourne
Jon Schofield
Keira Knightley
Laura Bechtolsheimer
Leona Lewis
Lewis Hamilton
Liam Tancock
Lily Allen
Mark Cavendish
Richard Chambers
Rob Williams
Scott Brash
Tom Ransley
Wayne Rooney

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Nobody ever died of laughter. - Max Beerbohm
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On this day:
Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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