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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Leicestershire 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:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979

Famous historic dates from Leicestershire

22nd of August 1485 : Battle of Bosworth
9th of October 1779 : First Luddite riots
22nd of January 1924 : Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM
10th of September 1984 : Eureka Moment for DNA Fingerprinting

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The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death - E M Forster
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On this day:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979
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