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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Kent 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:
Caxton Prints his version of Aesops Fables - 1484, First Henley Regatta - 1839, Driving Tests and Speed Limit introduced - 1934, Queen sends 1st Royal email - 1976, SDP Created - 1981

Famous historic dates from Kent

25th of December 597 : St Augustine Introduces Julian Calendar to England
3rd of June 1162 : Becket Becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
29th of December 1170 : Thomas A Becket murdered
18th of June 1178 : Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event
24th of August 1217 : Battle of Sandwich
21st of May 1382 : Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral
24th of March 1387 : Battle of Margate
18th of June 1450 : Battle of Sevenoaks
6th of April 1580 : Dover Straits Earthquake
1st of June 1648 : Battle of Maidstone
25th of May 1660 : The English Restoration - Charles II lands on British Soil
10th of June 1667 : Dutch Medway Raid Begins
7th of May 1765 : HMS Victory launched
30th of September 1847 : Vegetarian Society Formed
15th of May 1855 : The Great Gold Robbery
9th of June 1870 : Death of Charles Dickens
1st of August 1871 : First Bank Holiday
22nd of January 1873 : Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet
28th of January 1896 : First Speeding Fine in Britain
14th of August 1908 : First international Beauty Contest
25th of July 1909 : Louis Bleriot flies the Channel
26th of November 1914 : HMS Bulwark Explodes in Medway
24th of December 1914 : First Bomb Dropped on English Soil
2nd of April 1916 : Faversham TNT Disaster
11th of July 1929 : Gillingham Firefighting Display Disaster
27th of November 1942 : Train Downs Nazi Plane
16th of August 1944 : Rainham V1 Train Disaster
27th of March 1945 : Last V2 rocket lands
22nd of September 1950 : First Non-Stop Transatlantic Jet Flight
4th of December 1951 : Gillingham Bus Disaster
17th of November 1953 : Channel Collision Kills 20
17th of December 1988 : Work begins on the Channel Tunnel
22nd of September 1989 : 10 Soldiers killed by IRA bomb attack in Deal
9th of June 1991 : Completion of the Dartford Bridge
6th of May 1994 : The Channel Tunnel opens
27th of February 2003 : Rowan Williams becomes 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
10th of August 2003 : Hottest Day Ever in Britain
22nd of February 2006 : Securitas Depot Robbery - Britains largest

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On this day:
Caxton Prints his version of Aesops Fables - 1484, First Henley Regatta - 1839, Driving Tests and Speed Limit introduced - 1934, Queen sends 1st Royal email - 1976, SDP Created - 1981
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