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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1951 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:
Trial of Oscar Wilde begins - 1895, Tussauds Finally Reopens after Fire, - 1928, Guernica Bombed - 1937, Chernobyl - 1986, Death of Jill Dando - 1999

Famous and historic events from 1951

Burgess and Maclean Defect
Churchill becomes PM again
First Benny Hill TV Show
Gillingham Bus Disaster
Glorious Glosters Stand at Imjin River
Peak District is designated Britain's first national park
Snowdonia designated a National Park
The Festival of Britain opens
Zebra Crossing Introduced

Famous Britons born in 1951
Alan Minter
Andy Irvine
Antony Worrall Thompson
Chris Rea
Gordon Brown
Jack Vettriano
Kenny Dalglish
Kevin Keegan
Mary McAleese
Nigel Havers
Phil Collins
Rosie Boycott
Sting
Trevor Eve

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Brit Quote:
Militant feminists, I take my hat off to them. They don't like that - Milton Jones
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On this day:
Trial of Oscar Wilde begins - 1895, Tussauds Finally Reopens after Fire, - 1928, Guernica Bombed - 1937, Chernobyl - 1986, Death of Jill Dando - 1999
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