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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Oxfordshire 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:
First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984

Famous historic dates from Oxfordshire

20th of June 1214 : Oxford University Chartered
10th of February 1355 : St Scholasticas Beer Riots
26th of July 1469 : Battle of Edgecote
21st of March 1556 : Thomas Cranmer Burnt at the Stake
8th of November 1602 : Bodleian Library Opens
15th of June 1621 : First Botanic Garden in Britain
18th of June 1643 : Battle of Chalgrove Field
29th of June 1644 : Battle of Cropredy Bridge
25th of June 1646 : Oxford surrenders to the Roundheads
14th of November 1665 : London Gazette First Published
24th of May 1683 : Ashmolean Museum Opens
10th of June 1829 : Oxford win 1st Boat Race
26th of March 1839 : First Henley Regatta
29th of April 1884 : Women permitted at Oxford University
7th of October 1920 : Oxford University admits Women for the 1st time
12th of February 1941 : First Penicillin Patient
1st of July 1948 : Oxfam Opens its First Charity Shop
12th of October 1948 : 1st Morris Minor Built
6th of May 1954 : Roger Bannister runs the four minute mile

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On this day:
First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984
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