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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1936 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:
Scilly Naval Disaster 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966

Famous and historic events from 1936

BBC Television begins broadcasting
Crystal Palace destroyed by fire
Edward VIII abdicates
First TV Interview
Gatwick Airport Opens
Jesse Owens Wins Olympic Gold
Maiden flight of the Spitfire
Speaking Clock Introduced
The Battle of Cable Street
The Jarrow March begins

Famous Britons born in 1936
Albert Finney
Antonia Byatt
Bill Wyman
Donald Neilson
Duncan Edwards
Gerald Scarfe
Glenda Jackson
Gwyneth Jones
James Mirrlees
Jim Clark
John Blashford-Snell (Col)
John Burningham
Ken Loach
Kenneth White
Mike Westbrook
Richard Bennett
Richard Wilson
Robert Sangster
Simon Gray
Tommy Steele
Tony Garnett
Walter Bodmer
William McIlvanney

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

Brit Quote:
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine. - Spike Milligan
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On this day:
Scilly Naval Disaster 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966
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