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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1961 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:
Last Entry in Pepys Diary - 1669, First Zeppelin Air Raids on London - 1915, Battle of Jutland - 1916, Blair-Brown Granita Pact - 1994

Famous and historic events from 1961

Betting Shops Legal
Brian Epstein Meets The Beatles
First Man in Space
The Pill is introduced

Famous Britons born in 1961
Alison Moyet
Barry McGuigan
Boy George
Carol Smillie
Daniel O'Donnell
David Linley
Diana Spencer
Ellery Hanley
Fiona Phillips
Frank Bruno
Ian Rush
Jill Dando
Joe Pasquale
Kerry Dixon
Kevin Maguire
Marco Pierre White
Martin Clunes
Martin Kemp
Mary King
Meera Syal
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Nicky Campbell
Ricky Gervais
Robert Carlyle
Rory Bremner
Steve McLaren
Suggs
Susan Boyle
Tim Roth
Wayne Hemmingway
William Hague

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

Brit Quote:
In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight. - Joseph Chamberlain
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On this day:
Last Entry in Pepys Diary - 1669, First Zeppelin Air Raids on London - 1915, Battle of Jutland - 1916, Blair-Brown Granita Pact - 1994
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