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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:
Original Globe Theatre Burns Down - 1613, Battle of Cropredy Bridge - 1644, 1st Edition of the Daily Telegraph - 1855, Sons and Lovers Published - 1913, First British Credit Card Launched - 1966

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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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. - Charlie Chaplin
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On this day:
Original Globe Theatre Burns Down - 1613, Battle of Cropredy Bridge - 1644, 1st Edition of the Daily Telegraph - 1855, Sons and Lovers Published - 1913, First British Credit Card Launched - 1966
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