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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Orkneys that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
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On this day:
Scilly Naval Disaster – 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966

Famous historic dates from Orkneys

20th of February 1472 : Liberation of Orkneys & Shetlands
18th of February 1678 : Pilgrim’s Progress Published
9th of July 1917 : HMS Vanguard Lost with 843 Men

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If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard. - Ernest Shackleton
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On this day:
Scilly Naval Disaster – 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966
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