Timeline of Britain 1951 - 2007

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Korean War
1950 - 51
1 of 64
Conservatives win election - Churchill becomes PM
1951
2 of 64
Retirement of Churchill - Eden becomes PM
1955
3 of 64
Suez Crisis - Resignation of Eden
1956
4 of 64
Macmillan becomes PM
1957
5 of 64
Formation of EEC
1957
6 of 64
Race riots e.g. Notting Hill
1958
7 of 64
Conservatives win election
1959
8 of 64
Macmillan's 'Winds of Change' speech
1960
9 of 64
Commonwealth Immigration Act
1962
10 of 64
'Night of the Long Knives' cabinet reshuffle
1962
11 of 64
Britain's first application to EEC is rejected
1963
12 of 64
Profumo Affair
1963
13 of 64
Death of Labour leader Gaitskell - replaced by Wilson
1963
14 of 64
Labour victory in election - Wilson becomes PM
1964
15 of 64
Violence between mods and rockers at seaside resorts
1964
16 of 64
Rhodesia declares UDI
1965
17 of 64
Race Relations Acts
1965/1968
18 of 64
Circular 10/65 issued concerning comprehensive schools
1965
19 of 64
Wilson winds second term of office
1966
20 of 64
Second application to join EEC rejected
1967
21 of 64
Abortion Act
1967
22 of 64
Sexual Offences Act
1967
23 of 64
Theatres Act
1968
24 of 64
Abolition of death penalty
1968
25 of 64
Divorce Reform Act
1968
26 of 64
'In Place of Strife' White Paper is released
1968
27 of 64
Troops sent in to restore order in Northern Ireland
1968
28 of 64
Conservatives win election - Heath becomes PM
1970
29 of 64
Industrial Relations Act
1971
30 of 64
Imposition of three-day week
1974
31 of 64
Labour win two elections with very narrow margins
1974
32 of 64
Sunningdale Agreement
1974
33 of 64
Wilson resigns - replaced by Callaghan as PM
1976
34 of 64
IMF loan
1976
35 of 64
Winter of Discontent
1978-79
36 of 64
Conservatives win election - Thatcher becomes PM
1979
37 of 64
Falklands War
1982
38 of 64
Second Conservative electoral victory
1983
39 of 64
Single Europe Act
1985
40 of 64
Third Conservative electoral victory
1987
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Resignation of Thatcher
1990
42 of 64
Abandonment of poll tax
1991
43 of 64
First Gulf War
1991
44 of 64
Conservative electoral victory - Major becomes PM
1992
45 of 64
Maastricht Treaty
1992
46 of 64
Murder of James Bulger
1992
47 of 64
'Black Wednesday' - Britain forced to leave the ERM
1993
48 of 64
Murder of Stephen Lawrence
1993
49 of 64
Death of Labour leader Smith - replaced by Blair
1994
50 of 64
Murder of Philip Lawrence
1995
51 of 64
Dayton Accords concerning Bosnia
1995
52 of 64
Conservative leadership election won by Major
1995
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Labour win election - Blair is PM
1997
54 of 64
McPherson enquiry set up concerning the investigation of the Stephen Lawrence murder
1997
55 of 64
Referendum concerning devolution
1997
56 of 64
Good Friday Agreement
1999
57 of 64
Blair Doctrine concerning intervention in foreign affairs
1999
58 of 64
Labour wins second election
2001
59 of 64
Invasion of Iraq
2003
60 of 64
EU enlargement sees significant immigration from Eastern Europe
2004
61 of 64
Cameron becomes Conservative leader
2005
62 of 64
Religious Hatred Act
2006
63 of 64
Resignation of Blair
2007
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1951

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1955

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1956

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1957

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