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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1952 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:
French Surrender Quebec to the British - 1759, Theatre Royal Covent Garden Re-Opens - 1809, Darwin Sets Foot on Galapagos Islands - 1835, Jimi Hendrix dies in London - 1970, Scotland Says NO - 2014

Famous and historic events from 1952

Britain tests first Nuclear Bomb
Chaplin Returns to England
Churchill Announces British Atom Bomb
Elizabeth II becomes Queen
Farnborough Air Show Disaster
First British Record Chart Published
Harrow Rail crash
Lynmouth Floods Kill 34
NME Publishes First UK Singles Chart
Start of the Great Smog
The 'Mousetrap' opens

Famous Britons born in 1952
Albert Mansbridge
Alexei Sayle
Bill Beaumont
Clive Anderson
Dave Stewart
David Leadbetter
Douglas Adams
Eric Pickles
James Naughtie
Jenny Agutter
John Kettley
Johnny Francome
Liam Neeson
Mel Smith
Michael Barrymore
Oliver Knussen
Philip Green
Sharon Osbourne
Stephen Poliakoff

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge. - Spike Milligan
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On this day:
French Surrender Quebec to the British - 1759, Theatre Royal Covent Garden Re-Opens - 1809, Darwin Sets Foot on Galapagos Islands - 1835, Jimi Hendrix dies in London - 1970, Scotland Says NO - 2014
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