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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1924 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:
Welsh Independence Dies with Llywelyn - 1282, James II Abdicates - 1688, End of the IRA Balcombe Street siege - 1975, Buncefield Oil Blaze - 2005

Famous and historic events from 1924

First Broadcast by British Monarch
First Labour Government
Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM

Famous Britons born in 1924
Anthony Caro
Antony Hewish
Benny Hill
Bet Low
Brian Rix
Clement Freud
Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
Hugh Huxley
John Culshaw
John Lewis
Judith Hart
Leslie Phillips
Mary Warnock
Michael Hamburger
Neville Marriner
Peter Shore
Rikki Fulton
Robert Bolt
Sir James Black
Sir John Harvey-Jones
Stuart MacKenzie
Tony Hancock
Wolf Mankowitz

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You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain - Stanley Baldwin
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On this day:
Welsh Independence Dies with Llywelyn - 1282, James II Abdicates - 1688, End of the IRA Balcombe Street siege - 1975, Buncefield Oil Blaze - 2005
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