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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1937 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:
George II Fights Battle of Dettingen - 1743, 1st World Championship Bout by Queensbury Rules - 1890, Barclays opens Britains 1st cashpoint - 1967, Tony Blair announces resignation - 2007

Famous and historic events from 1937

BBC’s First Wimbledon Broadcast
First 999 Call
First UK Opinion Poll
Guernica Bombed
Sellotape Goes on Sale
Tolkien Publishes The Hobbit
Whittle tests the 1st Jet Engine

Famous Britons born in 1937
Allen Jones
Anna Massey
Barbara Windsor
Bobby Charlton
Brian Blessed
Colin Renfrew
David Hockney
Edward Fox
Ghillean Prance
Gillian Clarke
Gordon Banks
Jackie Collins
Jean Redpath
Jilly Cooper
Jim Sillars
John Hume
John Ogdon
Miriam Stoppard
Peter Cook
Richard Ingrams
Ridley Scott
Roger McGough
Shirley Bassey
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Sir Tom Courtenay
Sir Tom Stoppard
Steven Berkoff
Tom Simpson
Tony Harrison
Vanessa Redgrave
Willie Rushton

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

Brit Quote:
Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having - Ivor Novello
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On this day:
George II Fights Battle of Dettingen - 1743, 1st World Championship Bout by Queensbury Rules - 1890, Barclays opens Britains 1st cashpoint - 1967, Tony Blair announces resignation - 2007
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