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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1971 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:
Yeomen of the Guard Formed - 1485, First British WI Meeting - 1915, Marc Bolan dies in car crash - 1977

Famous and historic events from 1971

Belfast Bar Bomb Kills 15
Cairngorm Climbing Tragedy
Decimal currency is launched in Britain
First Mr Men books published
First Old Grey Whistle Test
Ibrox Disaster Claims 66 Lives
Mersey Tunnel Opens

Famous Britons born in 1971
Amanda Holden
Audley Harrison
Charlie Brooker
Chesney Hawkes
Chris Addison
Claire Sweeney
Clare Balding
Damian Lewis
David Gorman
David Tennant
David Walliams
Derren Brown
Ewan McGregor
Gail Porter
Gary Barlow
George Osborne
Jade Jagger
Jessie Wallace
Johnny Vegas
Kirstie Allsopp
Lisa Rogers
Louise Mensch
Mackenize Crook
Martin Freeman
Melinda Messenger
Patrick Kielty
Richard Ashcroft
Sacha Baron Cohen
Scott Maslen
Stan Collymore
Stella McCartney

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Always be a little kinder than necessary. - J M Barrie
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On this day:
Yeomen of the Guard Formed - 1485, First British WI Meeting - 1915, Marc Bolan dies in car crash - 1977
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