Key dates for history - thick text book.txt

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    • Overwhelming election victory for Labour
    • 1945
  1. Family Allowances Act
    1945
  2. National Insurance Act
    1946
  3. Industrial Injuries Act
    1946
  4. Nationalisation of coal, civil aviation, Cable and Wireless and Bank of England
    1946
  5. A severe winter intensified the governments austerity measures
    1946-1947
  6. Government undertook to develop Britain's independent nuclear deterrent
    1947
  7. Nationalisation of road transport and electricity services
    1947
  8. Independence of India
    1947
  9. NHS began
    1948
  10. National Assistance Act
    1948
  11. Britain began to receive Marshall Plan aid
    1948
  12. Nationalisation of iron and steel
    1949
  13. Government forced to devalue the pound
    1949
  14. Start of Korean War
    1950
  15. Election reduced Labour majority to 5 seats
    1950
  16. Bevanite rebellion over prescription charges
    1951
  17. Election success for Conservatives, but Labour gained highest popular vote yet
    1951
  18. Conservative election victory
    1951
  19. UK's first atomic bomb tested
    1952
  20. End of the Korean War
    1953
  21. Conservative election victory
    1955
  22. The Suez affair
    1956
  23. UK's first hydrogen bomb tested
    1957
  24. Homocide Act
    1957
  25. Rend Act
    1957
  26. Life peerages introduced
    1958
  27. Conservatives won general election
    1959
  28. UK a founding member of EFTA
    1959
  29. Macmillan's 'wind of change' speech
    1960
  30. Labour conference adopted unilateralism
    1960
  31. Commonwealth Immigration Act
    1962
  32. Cuban Missile crisis
    1962
  33. UK's application to join the EEC vetoed
    1963
  34. Profumo Affair
    1963
  35. Macmillan retired as Prime Minister
    1963
  36. Alec Douglas-Home led conservative government
    1963-1964
  37. Labour's election victory under Wilson
    1964
  38. National Plan introduced
    1964
  39. IMF loaned the UK 1 billion pounds
    1964
  40. Race Relations Act
    1965
  41. Election gave Labour an increased majority
    1966
  42. Prices and incomes freeze introduced
    1966
  43. Three month seamen's strike
    1966
  44. Appointment of Ombudsman
    1967
  45. Dockers' strike
    1967
  46. UK's second EEC membership application rejected
    1967
  47. Pound devalued
    1967
  48. Abortion Act
    1967
  49. Sexual Offences Act
    1967
  50. Immigration Act
    1968
  51. Race Relations Act
    1968
  52. Open University established
    1969
  53. 'In Place of Strife' introduced for discussion
    1969
  54. Death penalty abolished
    1969
  55. Heath became Prime Minister following Conservatives election victory
    1970
  56. Industrial Relations Act
    1971
  57. Local Government Act
    1972
  58. Miners' strikes
    1972
  59. Government pay freeze reintroduced
    1972
  60. UK formally joined the EEC
    1973
  61. A "state of emergency" led to three day working week
    1973
  62. Beginning of oil price crisis
    1973
  63. Miners went on strike again
    1974
  64. Heath government defeated in election
    1974
  65. Wilson became Prime Minister
    1974
  66. Referendum on EEC membership
    1975
  67. Callaghan succeeded Wilson as Prime Minister
    1976
  68. IMF crisis
    1976
  69. Lib-Lab pact
    1977
  70. Winter of discontent
    1978-1979
  71. Labour lost election
    1979
  72. Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister
    1979
  73. Monetarism adopted
    1980
  74. Riots in a number of cities
    1981
  75. Serious slump occurred
    1981
  76. Falklands War
    1982
  77. Mrs Thacther's second election victory
    1983
  78. Neil Kinnock became leader of Labour Party
    1983
  79. Miners' strike
    1984-1985
  80. IRA Brighton bombing
    1984
  81. Further riots in major cities
    1985
  82. Kinnock's ground-breaking speech at Labour Party Conference
    1985
  83. Westland affair
    1986
  84. Supply-side economics adopted
    1986
  85. Mrs Thatchers third election victory
    1987

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