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1945-70: Early career Chronology

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62 Jul 13 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] "Night of the Long Knives": 7 of 21 Cabinet Ministers sacked
69 Jan 17 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] In Place of Strife published
56 Oct 31 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-French forces began action against Egypt; abandoned under US pressure 7 Nov
56 Oct 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-French ultimatum to Israel and Egypt; Soviet invasion of Hungary
68 Apr 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Assassination of Martin Luther King
67 Jul 27 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Britain to withdraw forces East of Suez
67 Apr 11 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
66 May 3 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget (introduced Selective Employment Tax)
68 Mar 19 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget: 923m increase in indirect taxation
68 Feb 22 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Callaghan announced immediate legislation checking Kenyan Asian immigration
65 Jan 24 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Churchill died
55 Apr 5 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Churchill resigned as Prime Minister; Eden succeeded
67 Nov 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] De Gaulle vetoed British application to EC
63 Jan 14 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] De Gaulle vetoed British entry to EEC
57 Jan 9 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Eden resigned as Prime Minister; Macmillan succeeded (10 Jan)
68 Apr 20 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Enoch Powell's "River Tiber" speech; Powell fired from Shadow Cabinet (21 Apr)
68 Jan 16 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Expenditure cuts (716m)
68 May 3 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] France: student clashes with police began `events' of May 1968
59 Oct 8 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (100 majority)
51 Oct 25 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (13 majority)
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