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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1987 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:
First Traffic Signals in Britain - 1868, Edward VIII abdicates - 1936

Famous and historic events from 1987

Black Monday Market Crash
Branson Crosses Atlantic in Hot-Air Balloon
Enniskillen Remembrance Day Bomb
Herald of Free Enterprise Ferry Disaster
It’s a Royal Knockout
Kings Cross Fire
The Great Storm
The Hungerford Massacre
The Loughgall Ambush

Famous Britons born in 1987
Andy Murray
Emeli Sandé
Gemma Gibbons
James Foad
Joe Hart
Joss Stone
Karen Gillan
Kate Nash
Luke Campbell
Martyn Rooney
Paolo Nutini
Robert Grabarz
Sophie Christiansen

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Brit Quote:
I left England when I was 4 when I discovered that I couldnt be king - Bob Hope
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On this day:
First Traffic Signals in Britain - 1868, Edward VIII abdicates - 1936
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