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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1948 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 1948

1st Morris Minor Built
Berlin Airlift begins
Birth of Israel
First British Supermarket Opens
Last British Soldiers leave India
National Health Service established
Opening Ceremony of 1948 Olympics
Oxfam Opens its First Charity Shop
SS Empire Windrush Docks at Tilbury
The Battle of London Airport
World’s 1st Computer Program Runs in Manchester

Famous Britons born in 1948
Alison Wilding
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bill Alexander
Brendan Foster
David Edgar
Dennis Waterman
Elaine Paige
Gerry Adams
Henry McLeish
Ian McEwan
Jeremy Beadle
Jeremy Irons
Judy Finnigan
Judy Geeson
Leo Sayer
Lulu
Mark Phillips
Mike Figgis
Noel Edmonds
Ozzy Osbourne
Prince Charles
Richard Alston
Rick Parfitt
Robert Plant
Shakin' Stevens
Steve Winwood
Terry Pratchett
Wayne Sleep

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with. - Thomas Carlyle
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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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