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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Lancashire 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:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776

Famous historic dates from Lancashire

19th of August 1612 : The Samlesbury Witch Trial
28th of May 1644 : Bolton Massacre
17th of August 1648 : Battle of Preston
12th of November 1715 : Battle of Preston
21st of December 1844 : The Rochdale Pioneers open shop
29th of September 1885 : Britains 1st Electric Tram starts
4th of January 1889 : Preston North End Win 1st Football League
14th of May 1894 : Blackpool Tower Opened
7th of July 1899 : Churchill Fails in Oldham By-Election
21st of December 1910 : Westhoughton Pit Disaster
26th of September 1925 : Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time
23rd of August 1944 : Freckleton Tragedy
9th of March 1946 : Burnden Park Disaster
1st of November 1956 : Premium Bonds go on Sale
5th of December 1958 : Opening of UK's 1st Motorway
25th of July 1978 : First Test Tube Baby Born
22nd of May 1984 : Abbeystead Disaster
5th of February 2004 : Cockle Pickers die at Morecambe Bay

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Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac - Ronnie Corbett
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On this day:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776
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