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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1953 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:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983

Famous and historic events from 1953

Channel Collision Kills 20
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Crick and Watson discover DNA
Derek Bentley Hanged
East Coast floods kill hundreds
First edition of Panorama
Hillary climbs Everest

Famous Britons born in 1953
Diane Abbott
Eddie the Eagle Edwards
Eileen Cooper
Francis Maude
Geoff Hoon
Graeme Souness
Graham Gooch
Griff Rhys Jones
Helen Chadwick
Jim Davidson
Les Dennis
Michael Portillo
Mike Oldfield
Nigel Mansell
Peter Bazalgette
Tina Brown
Tony Blair
Tony Parsons
Victoria Wood

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' - Tommy Cooper
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On this day:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983
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