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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1959 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:
Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975

Famous and historic events from 1959

M1 Opens
Postcodes Introduced
Southend Pier Fire Traps 300
Supercell Storm over Wokingham

Famous Britons born in 1959
Andrew Marr
Annabel Giles
Ben Elton
Bob Mortimer
Charles Kennedy
Deborah Meaden
Deborah Warner
Dick Strawbridge
Eamonn Holmes
Emma Thompson
Hugh Laurie
Jasper Conran
John Jeffrey
Julian Clary
Julie Burchill
Kelly Hoppen
Lorraine Kelly
Martin Brundle
Morrissey
Rupert Everett
Sean Bean
Sheena Easton
Simon Cowell
Steve McFadden
Theo Paphitis
Vic Reeves

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Brit Quote:
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. - Jonathan Swift
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On this day:
Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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