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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1949 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:
Battle of Blore Heath - 1459, Chaplin Returns to England - 1952, 1st British woman News reader - 1955, BBC launches the world's first Ceefax teletext service. - 1974, Steve Redgrave wins 5th Olympic Gold Medal - 2000

Famous and historic events from 1949

1984 Published
First Regular TV Weather Forecasts
Foundation of NATO
Noddy’s First Appearance
Republic of Ireland established

Famous Britons born in 1949
Alan Titchmarsh
Alison Kinnaird
Andrew Neil
Anthony Sher
Barry Hearn
Betty Jackson
Bill Nighy
Christine Hamilton
Christine Hawley
Christopher Hitchens
David Mellor
Duncan Bannatyne
Floella Benjamin
Ian Charleson
Jane Glover
Jeremy Corbyn
Jim Broadbent
John Curry
John Sentamu
Julian Fellowes
Mark Knopfler
Martin Amis
Maurice Gibb
Moira Stuart
Neil Hamilton
Paul Nurse
Robert Lindsay
Robin Gibb
Roger Taylor
Simon Callow
Su Pollard
Trevor Horn
Twiggy
Zoe Wanamaker

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

Brit Quote:
The function of posterity is to look after itself. - Dylan Thomas
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On this day:
Battle of Blore Heath - 1459, Chaplin Returns to England - 1952, 1st British woman News reader - 1955, BBC launches the world's first Ceefax teletext service. - 1974, Steve Redgrave wins 5th Olympic Gold Medal - 2000
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