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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1929 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:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984

Famous and historic events from 1929

BBC begins TV Transmissions
First Green Belt land approved
Gillingham Firefighting Display Disaster
Heaviest British Snowfall
Paisley Cinema Disaster
Wall Street Crash

Famous Britons born in 1929
Alasdair MacIntyre
Alun Hoddinott
Alun Richards
Betty Boothroyd
Brian Friel
David Sheppard
Gerry Anderson
Graham Hill
Jack Higgins
Jean Simmons
Jim Slater
Joan Plowright
John Osborne
Keith Waterhouse
Kenneth Leighton
Kenneth MacMillan
Kenneth Macmillan
Len Deighton
Magnus Magnusson
Nicholas Ridley
Nigel Hawthorne
Patricia Routledge
Patrick Mayhew
Peter Higgs
Robert Welch
Roger Bannister
Ronnie Barker
Stirling Moss
Thom Gunn
Willis Hall

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A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
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Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

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Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers - George Orwell
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On this day:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984
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