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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1944 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:
Elizabeth I excommunicated by the Pope - 1570, Yes Minister First Broadcast - 1980, Birmingham Six convictions overturned - 1991

Famous and historic events from 1944

Battle of the Bulge Begins
D-Day Landings
First German V2 rocket lands on London
First V1 Rocket hits London
Freckleton Tragedy
Operation Market Garden - Allied invasion of Holland
Rainham V1 Train Disaster
Slapton Sands Friendly Fire Disaster
The Real Great Escape
Tirpitz Sunk

Famous Britons born in 1944
Alan Parker
Anne Robinson
Bernie Grant
Bruce McLean
Carole Kidd
Chris Patten
Craig Raine
Cyril Knowles
David Atherton
David Hemery
David Trimble
Derek Simpson
Eddy Shah
Frances de la Tour
George Graham
Glenys Barton
Graham Taylor
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Boyle
Jimmy Page
John Birt
John Simpson
John Surman
Kenny Everett
Mairead Corrigan
Mandy Rice-Davies
Michael Fish
Mike D'Abo
Neil Innes
Nick Mason
Ranulph Fiennes
Roger Daltrey
Tim Rice
Tom Leonard
Tony Jacklin

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever

Brit Quote:
There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master. - D H Lawrence
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On this day:
Elizabeth I excommunicated by the Pope - 1570, Yes Minister First Broadcast - 1980, Birmingham Six convictions overturned - 1991
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