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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1963 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:
Henry VIII Wins Battle of the Spurs - 1513, East India Company Acquires Bengal - 1765, Peterloo Massacre - 1819, Klondike Gold Rush - 1896, Rainham V1 Train Disaster - 1944, Fred Trueman First Test Bowler to 300 Wickets - 1964, Boscastle Floods - 2004

Famous and historic events from 1963

Assassination of President Kennedy
First Episode of Doctor Who
Great Train Robbery
John Profumo resigns
Martin Luther King Has a Dream

Famous Britons born in 1963
Alison Hargreaves
Armando Iannucci
Caroline Ahern
Colin Montgomerie
David Schneider
George Michael
Gillian Wearing
Graham Poll
Helen Sharman
Ian Brown
Ian Wright
Jack Russell
James May
Johnny Marr
Laura Davies
Nick Berry
Nick Robinson
Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim)
Paul Mckenna
Paul Oakenfold
Philip Glenister
Rachel Whiteread
Raj Persaud
Sarah Brown
Stephen Conroy
Toby Young
Todd Carty
Tracy Emin

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Brit Quote:
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm. - Florence Nightingale
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On this day:
Henry VIII Wins Battle of the Spurs - 1513, East India Company Acquires Bengal - 1765, Peterloo Massacre - 1819, Klondike Gold Rush - 1896, Rainham V1 Train Disaster - 1944, Fred Trueman First Test Bowler to 300 Wickets - 1964, Boscastle Floods - 2004
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