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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1942 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:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944

Famous and historic events from 1942

Battle of El Alamein
First Edition of Desert Island Discs
Singapore Surrenders
Train Downs Nazi Plane

Famous Britons born in 1942
Alan Price
Anita Roddick
Annie Nightingale
Bill Bryden
Billy Connolly
Bob Hoskins
Brian Jones
Charlie Cooke
Christine Keeler
Derek Jarman
Des Lynam
George Passmore
Howard Brenton
Ian McShane
John Greig
John McLaughlin
John Thaw
Martin Rees
Michael Crawford
Mike Gibson
Myra Hindley
Mystic Meg
Neil Kinnock
Nobby Stiles
Norman Lamont
Paul McCartney
Peter Greenaway
Richard O'Brien
Robert Kilroy-Silk
Stephen Hawking
Susan Hill
Terry Jones
Tessa Blackstone
Willie Carson

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A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure. - Lucien Freud
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On this day:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944
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