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The "Fab Four" were honored by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The mood improved further in the "Swinging Sixties."

Britain's economy was still suffering from relative decline, but its fashion and music icons were setting global trends -- think Twiggy, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.

The first Bond movie was released. And England won the soccer World Cup.

First published September 9, 2015: 8:43 AM ET

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