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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1939 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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Battle of Blore Heath - 1459, Chaplin Returns to England - 1952, 1st British woman News reader - 1955, BBC launches the world's first Ceefax teletext service. - 1974, Steve Redgrave wins 5th Olympic Gold Medal - 2000

Famous and historic events from 1939

Battle of the River Plate
Britain declares War on Germany - WWII begins
Sutton Hoo Dig Begins

Famous Britons born in 1939
Alan Ayckbourn
Auberon Waugh
Barry Hines
Dame Antoinette Sibley
David Frost
Dusty Springfield
Harold Kroto
Ian McKellen
Jack Cunningham
Jackie Stewart
James Galway
John Cleese
John Gummer
John Peel
Lynn Seymour
Margaret Drabble
Mary Peters
Melvyn Bragg
Pauline Neville-Jones
Rhodri Morgan
Ricky Tomlinson
Robin Knox-Johnston
Seamus Heaney
Shelagh Delaney
Susannah York
Terence Stamp

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. - A E Housman
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On this day:
Battle of Blore Heath - 1459, Chaplin Returns to England - 1952, 1st British woman News reader - 1955, BBC launches the world's first Ceefax teletext service. - 1974, Steve Redgrave wins 5th Olympic Gold Medal - 2000
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