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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1983 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:
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - 1295, Battle of Southwark - 1450, Newton’s Principia Published - 1687, Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - 1925, National Health Service established - 1948

Famous and historic events from 1983

1000th Top of the Pops
21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison
Brinks Mat Robbery
England Fans Riot in Luxembourg
Helicopter Crashes off Scilly
IRA bomb Harrods
Shergar kidnapped
Walton Sextuplets Born

Famous Britons born in 1983
Alan Campbell
Amy Winehouse
Anna Watkins
Ben Maher
Ed McKeever
Helen Skelton
Matthew Langridge
Mo Farah
Nicole Cooke
Professor Green
Reggie Yates

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. - Bertrand Russell
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On this day:
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - 1295, Battle of Southwark - 1450, Newton’s Principia Published - 1687, Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - 1925, National Health Service established - 1948
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