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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1958 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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

Famous and historic events from 1958

CND’s Inaugural Public Meeting
Donald Campbell breaks water speed record
End of coal rationing announced
First Edition of Blue Peter
First Women Peers Enter Lords
Launch of the Parking Meter
Munich Air Crash
Opening of UK's 1st Motorway
Paddington Bear is Published

Famous Britons born in 1958
Alan Milburn
Benjamin Zephaniah
Charlie Higson
Christopher Dean
Daley Thompson
Denise Welch
Gary Oldman
Helen Fielding
Ian Woosnam
Irvine Welsh
James Hewitt
Jennifer Saunders
Jools Holland
Kate Bush
Lee Jasper
Lenny Henry
Linda Lusardi
Linda Robson
Miranda Richardson
Nick Park
Paul Weller
Paul Whitehouse
Phil Daniels
Rik Mayall
Sandy Lyle
Simon Le Bon
Simon Mayo
Toyah Wilcox

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall - Oliver Goldsmith
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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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