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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1972 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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

Famous and historic events from 1972

Bloody Sunday
British Embassy in Dublin bombed
Munich Olympics Terror
Staines Air Disaster

Famous Britons born in 1972
Claudia Winkleman
Denise Lewis
Frankie Boyle
Geri Halliwell
Greg Searle
Harriet Scott
Idris Elba
James Cracknell
Jessica Hynes
Jimmy Carr
Joe Calzaghe
Jude Law
Lawrence Dallaglio
Liam Gallagher
Margherita Taylor
Mark Owen
Matt Dawson
Miranda Hart
Natasha Kaplinsky
Nick Frost
Patsy Palmer
Peter Serafinowicz
Robert Webb
Sid Owen
Stephen Mangan
Will Greenwood

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A Picture of Britain
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. - Sir Francis Bacon
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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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