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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1938 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:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984

Famous and historic events from 1938

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Chamberlain & Hitler sign the Munich Agreement
Chamberlain Proclaims Peace for our Time,
War of the Worlds Broadcast Panic

Famous Britons born in 1938
Ann Haydon-Jones
Arthur Scargill
David Bailey
David Owen
David Steel
Diana Rigg
Frederick Forsyth
Ian McCaskill
James Bolam
John Prescott
John Smith
Johnny Ball
Martin Bell
Oliver Reed
Paul Daniels
Peter Snow
Richard Stoker
Sir Derek Jacobi

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

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I'm always looking for meaningful one-night stands - Dudley Moore
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On this day:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984
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