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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1997 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:
Normans Invade Ireland - 1169, Great Exhibition opens - 1851, TUC meets to agree on a General Strike - 1926, Sutton Hoo Dig Begins - 1939, Betting Shops Legal - 1961, Last UK Concert by Beatles - 1966, Tony Blairs 'New Labour' sweeps to power - 1997, Millennium May Day Protests - 2000

Famous and historic events from 1997

1st Broadcast of Channel 5
Andy Green breaks sound barrier on land
Bank of England Given Independence
Britain hands back Hong Kong to China
Cool Britannia Party at 10 Downing Street
Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash
Dolly the Sheep Cloned
First Harry Potter Book Published
Funeral of Princess Diana
Scotland votes Yes to a Scottish Parliament
Southall Train Crash
Teletubbies First Broadcast
The Luxor Massacre
Tony Blairs 'New Labour' sweeps to power

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Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
Normans Invade Ireland - 1169, Great Exhibition opens - 1851, TUC meets to agree on a General Strike - 1926, Sutton Hoo Dig Begins - 1939, Betting Shops Legal - 1961, Last UK Concert by Beatles - 1966, Tony Blairs 'New Labour' sweeps to power - 1997, Millennium May Day Protests - 2000
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