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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1917 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 Bramham Moor - 1408, Treaty of Westminster signed - 1674, First Man Utd Match at Old Trafford - 1910, 1st episode of Eastenders - 1985, Cocker's Contempt for Jackson at Brits - 1996

Famous and historic events from 1917

America Enters World War One
Battle of Passchendaele ends
Deadliest WWI Raid on London
First Full-Scale British Air-raid
HMS Vanguard Lost with 843 Men
Lenin Returns to Russia
Royal Family Adopts Windsor Name
Russian Revolution
SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight
The Balfour Declaration
The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion
Third Battle of Ypres

Famous Britons born in 1917
Andrew Huxley
Anthony Burgess
Arthur C Clarke
Charles Causley
Dame Vera Lynn
Denis Healey
Frankie Howerd
Geoffrey Rootes
James Aldridge
Jessica Mitford
John Kendrew
John Minton
Leonard Cheshire
Reg Smythe
Reginald Maudling
Rodney Porter
Tiny Rowland
Tom Keating

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. - Douglas Adams
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On this day:
Battle of Bramham Moor - 1408, Treaty of Westminster signed - 1674, First Man Utd Match at Old Trafford - 1910, 1st episode of Eastenders - 1985, Cocker's Contempt for Jackson at Brits - 1996
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