Home Life

Timeline

  • 1948 House prices rise.
  • 1948 NHS sets up.
  • 1948 Vitamin B-12 invented.
  • 1949 Board games Scrabble, Candyland and Clue invented.
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  • 1950s Water boilers come in to homes.
  • 1950s Inside toilets.
  • 1950s Fridges become common place.
  • 1950s A and O levels are introduced.
  • 1950s Pop music begins.
  • 1951 Automatic washing machines.
  • 1951 First credit cards.
  • 1955 Microwaves are invented.
  • 1955 ITV begin broadcasting.
  • 1958 First motorway opens.
  • 1959 Mini car on sale for £499.
  • 1964 Supermarkets spread.
  • 1966 First colour TV sets on sale.
  • 1968 Double glazing appears in Britain.
  • 1970 More conservatories.
  • 1970 Floppy discs invented.
  • 1971 Disneyland opens.
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  • 1971 UAE was created.
  • 1971 Health warnings on cigarette packs.
  • 1971 Currency goes decimal.
  • 1972 E-mail invented.
  • 1973 Sydney opera house opens.
  • 1973 Sears Tower in Chicago finished.
  • 1974 McDonalds opens.
  • 1975 Microsoft founded.
  • 1975 Disposable razors introduced.
  • 1977 Star Wars movie released.
  • 1977 Two 747 aeroplanes collide, killing 600 people.
  • 1978 PCs on sale.
  • 1979 First female prime minister.
  • 1980s Dishwashers are invented.
  • 1980 Post it notes introduced.
  • 1981 Pope John Paul II shot twice.
  • 1982 First CDs on sale.
  • 1983 First succesful heart and lung transplant.
  • 1984 Satellite TV invented.
  • 1985 First mobile phone on sale.
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  • 1990s Laminate floors available.
  • 1990 Laptops on sale.
  • 1991 Sats introduced.
  • 1993 Water efficient toilets invented.
  • 1994 Channel Tunnel opens.
  • 1995 Energy saving light bulbs appear
  • 1996 Breadmakers invented