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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1949 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:
England’s Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988

Famous and historic events from 1949

1984 Published
First Regular TV Weather Forecasts
Foundation of NATO
Noddy’s First Appearance
Republic of Ireland established

Famous Britons born in 1949
Alan Titchmarsh
Alison Kinnaird
Andrew Neil
Anthony Sher
Barry Hearn
Betty Jackson
Bill Nighy
Christine Hamilton
Christine Hawley
Christopher Hitchens
David Mellor
Duncan Bannatyne
Floella Benjamin
Ian Charleson
Jane Glover
Jeremy Corbyn
Jim Broadbent
John Curry
John Sentamu
Julian Fellowes
Mark Knopfler
Martin Amis
Maurice Gibb
Moira Stuart
Neil Hamilton
Paul Nurse
Robert Lindsay
Robin Gibb
Roger Taylor
Simon Callow
Su Pollard
Trevor Horn
Twiggy
Zoe Wanamaker

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A Picture of Britain
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All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. - George Eliot
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On this day:
England’s Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988
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