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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1941 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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

Famous and historic events from 1941

Ark Royal Torpedoed
Enigma Machine Captured
First Penicillin Patient
Huddersfield Factory Fire
Last Execution in The Tower
Pearl Harbour
Rudolf Hess lands in Scotland
The Belfast Blitz

Famous Britons born in 1941
Alex Ferguson
Bill Oddie
Bobby Moore
Charlie Watts
David Dickinson
David Puttnam
Delia Smith
Derek Mahon
Doug Scott
Eddie Large
Edward Harper
Geoff Hurst
Graham Chapman
Hannah Gordon
John Walker
Julia McKenzie
Julie Christie
Max Stafford-Clark
Michael Howard
Miriam Margolyes
Paddy Ashdown
Peter Bonetti
Richard Dawkins
Roger Taylor
Sarah Miles
Sue MacGregor
Terry Hands
Tom Conti
Vivienne Westwood

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on - Ronnie Barker
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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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