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2008 Liverpool is European Capital of Culture.

2005 Liverpool FC win their 5th Champions League.

2004 Waterfront is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1980s Historic Albert Dock is regenerated. It is now home to galleries, restaurants and shops.

1970s Liverpool’s docks suffer and many buildings are abandoned as shipping industry modernizes.

1969 Beatles play their last live concert (in London) before breaking up in 1970.

1959 Bill Shankly becomes manager of Liverpool FC and an incredibly successful period in the club’s history begins.

1957 Local band the Quarrymen play their first gig at the Cavern Club. They later changed their name to the Silver Beetles… and then The Beatles.

1950s Liverpool is a major hub of trade with the USA and electric guitars, brought by sailors, start appearing in the city.

1940 John Lennon born during an air raid – more than 10,000 homes destroyed during the Second World War.

1900 The north of England is one of the most productive and successful regions anywhere in the world. Much of the world’s trade pass through the docks at Liverpool.

1880 Liverpool granted city status.

1861-65 Liverpool is the unofficial home of the American Confederate Navy during the US Civil War.

1846 Construction of the Albert Dock. Prince Albert visits to open the dock – the first ever official royal visit to Liverpool.

1715 First wet dock in Britain was built in Liverpool - start of rapid growth as Liverpool trades with American colonies.

1699 Liverpool is made a parish on its own by Act of Parliament.

1644 Eighteen-day siege of Liverpool during the English Civil War.

1500 Liverpool’s population was only around 500.

1207 King John founds the port of Liverpool to supply his armies in Ireland.

1st Century AD A settlement first appears on the bank of the Mersey. 
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