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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1947 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 Ashingdon - 1016, Chewing Gum first goes on sale - 1911, BBC Formed - 1922, First Brit Awards - 1977

Famous and historic events from 1947

Engagement of Queen Elizabeth
First Edinburgh International Festival
Marshall Aid Launched

Famous Britons born in 1947
Alan Sugar
Ann Widdecombe
Bernadette McAliskey
Brian May
Camilla Parker Bowles
David Blunkett
David Bowie
David Essex
David Hare
David Pountney
Elton John
Gareth Edwards
Gerry Rafferty
James Dyson
John Reid
Jon Snow
Jonathan Pryce
Katherine Hamnett
Keith Harris
Larry Lamb
Leslie Grantham
Liz Lochhead
Lynda Myles
Marc Bolan
Mick Fleetwood
Pete Waterman
Peter Osgood
Richard Beckinsale
Richard Griffiths
Rick Stein
Ron Wood
Rosemary Butcher
Roy Hodgson
Russ Abbot
Salman Rushdie
Sandie Shaw
Steve Marriott
Willy Russell

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Now is the age of anxiety. - W H Auden
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On this day:
Battle of Ashingdon - 1016, Chewing Gum first goes on sale - 1911, BBC Formed - 1922, First Brit Awards - 1977
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