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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1954 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:
Battle of Shrewsbury - 1403, French Invade Isle of Wight - 1545, First Lordís Test Match - 1884, Lord of the Rings Published - 1954, Man on the Moon - 1969, Tony Blair Elected Labour Leader - 1994

Famous and historic events from 1954

Lord of the Flies Published
Lord of the Rings Published
Roger Bannister runs the four minute mile
The Dullest Day in History?

Famous Britons born in 1954
A A Gill
Adam Ant
Alex Salmond
Annie Lennox
Anthony Minghella
Bobby Sands
Charlie Whelan
Cherie Booth
Cheryl Baker
David Aaronovitch
Elvis Costello
George Galloway
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Menzies Banks
Jimmy Nail
Judith Weir
Neil Tennant
Richard Littlejohn
Sam Allardyce

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A Picture of Britain
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country - Tony Blair
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On this day:
Battle of Shrewsbury - 1403, French Invade Isle of Wight - 1545, First Lordís Test Match - 1884, Lord of the Rings Published - 1954, Man on the Moon - 1969, Tony Blair Elected Labour Leader - 1994
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