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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1919 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:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005

Famous and historic events from 1919

Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic
Battle of George Square
Bentley Motors Formed
First Two-Minute Silence
Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP
Signing of the Treaty of Versailles
The Amritsar Massacre

Famous Britons born in 1919
Arthur English
Bob Paisley
Donald Pleasence
Emyr Humphreys
Eric Newby
Godfrey Hounsfield
Hamish Henderson
Iris Murdoch
James Lovelock
John Arthur Robinson
John MacQuarrie
John MacQuarrie
Jon Pertwee
Margaret Burbidge
Margot Fonteyn
Noele Gordon
Rosalind Mitchison
Sir Hermann Bondi
Sir Ludovic Kennedy

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another. - Adam Smith
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On this day:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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