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Timeline of British Film
 
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1917

7 November

Bolsheviks led by Lenin overthrow provisional government in Petrograd in the 'October Revolution' (so called because Russia was using an older calendar at the time)

1918

10 January

Married women over 30 granted the vote.

23 October

House of Commons votes to allow women MPs.

11 November

Germany signs armistice with Allies. Though the First World War only formally ends with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles the following June, all fighting ceases as of this date.

1919

28 June

Peace treaty signed at Versailles, formally ending the First World War.

 

Theatre mogul Sir Oswald Stoll establishes film studio at Cricklewood.

1920

 

Alf's Button (d. Cecil Hepworth)

 

Wuthering Heights (d. A.V. Bramble)

 

Paramount British opens Famous Players studio at Islington, employing a young title writer called Alfred Hitchcock.

1921

1 April

Miners' strike begins

19 May

First elections held for the Northern Ireland Parliament. Unionists win 40 seats, Nationalists and Sinn Fein six apiece.

 September

Charlie Chaplin visits England

6 December

Provisional Government of the 26 southern counties of Ireland is established by treaty. The six counties of Northern Ireland remain in the United Kingdom.

 

Squibs series (d. George Pearson)

 

The Hound of the Baskervilles (d. Maurice Elvey)

 

British National Film League formed for protection and development of British film industry.

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