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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1980 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:
Death of Henry VII. Accession of Henry VIII - 1509, Sinn Fein Formed - 1907

Famous and historic events from 1980

Britains 1st nudist beach opens
First Newsnight
John Lennon shot dead
Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
The SAS storms the Iranian embassy in London
Yes Minister First Broadcast

Famous Britons born in 1980
Ashley Cole
Bradley Wiggins
David Haye
Jade Johnson
Jenson Button
John Terry
Justin Rose
Kate Lawler
Katherine Jenkins
Kerry Katona
Kevin Pietersen
Nick Dempsey
Russell Howard
Russell Kane
Steven Gerrard
Victoria Pendleton
Wayne Bridge

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

Brit Quote:
The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational. - A N Wilson
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On this day:
Death of Henry VII. Accession of Henry VIII - 1509, Sinn Fein Formed - 1907
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