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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1974 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 Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942

Famous and historic events from 1974

1st McDonalds opens in London
BBC launches the world's first Ceefax teletext service.
First Episode of Porridge
IRA Bomb Birmingham
IRA bomb explodes on Army coach
IRA Bomb Guildford
Last Native Manx Speaker Dies
Lord Lucan disappears

Famous Britons born in 1974
Banksy
Bear Grylls
Ben Goldacre
Ben Shephard
Chris Moyles
Christian Bale
Christian O'Connell
David Mitchell
Denise Van Outen
Gareth Thomas
Gok Wan
James Blunt
Jemima Khan
Kate Moss
Lange
Louise Redknapp
Matt Lucas
Mel C
Melanie C
Michael Vaughan
Naseem Hamed
Paul Scholes
Robbie Savage
Robbie Williams
Sarah Burton
Sarah Cox
Tim Henman
Tony McCoy
Vernon Kay
Victoria Beckham

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Andrew Marr looks like Martin Clunes with a little of the air let out of him - Jo Brand
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On this day:
Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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