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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from West Midlands 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 international terrorist attack on Britain? - 1894, Singapore Surrenders - 1942, Decimal currency is launched in Britain - 1971, Huge Stop the War Demo - 2003

Famous historic dates from West Midlands

5th of August 910 : Last Great Viking Raid Defeated
11th of October 1886 : First statue to honour a woman is erected
5th of November 1927 : 1st traffic lights start to operate
14th of November 1940 : Coventry Blitz
20th of April 1968 : Enoch Powells Rivers of Blood Speech
21st of November 1974 : IRA Bomb Birmingham
19th of September 1978 : Murder of Carl Bridgewater
25th of February 1991 : Birmingham Six convictions overturned
14th of March 1991 : Birmingham Six Released
1st of January 1995 : Fred West Found Hanged
28th of July 2005 : The Birmingham Tornado

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In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. - W H Auden
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On this day:
First international terrorist attack on Britain? - 1894, Singapore Surrenders - 1942, Decimal currency is launched in Britain - 1971, Huge Stop the War Demo - 2003
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