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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:
Battle of Bannockburn - 1314, Battle of Sluys - 1340, First Recorded Tynwald Day - 1417, Punch Invents the Cartoon - 1843, Mersey Tunnel Opens - 1971, The Humber Bridge Opens to Traffic - 1981

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

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press - Oscar Wilde
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On this day:
Battle of Bannockburn - 1314, Battle of Sluys - 1340, First Recorded Tynwald Day - 1417, Punch Invents the Cartoon - 1843, Mersey Tunnel Opens - 1971, The Humber Bridge Opens to Traffic - 1981
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