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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Hertfordshire 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:
British surrender at Yorktown - 1781, North Sea Oil Discovered - 1970, Black Monday Market Crash - 1987, Guildford Four Verdicts Quashed - 1989

Famous historic dates from Hertfordshire

22nd of May 1455 : Battle of St Albans - Wars of the Roses starts
14th of April 1471 : Battle of Barnet
27th of March 1625 : Charles I becomes King of England
1st of January 1942 : First Edition of Desert Island Discs
30th of September 1945 : Bourne End Rail Crash
11th of November 1946 : Britains 1st New Town
2nd of November 1959 : M1 Opens
27th of November 1975 : Ross McWhirter killed by IRA
17th of October 2000 : Hatfield Rail Crash
11th of December 2005 : Buncefield Oil Blaze

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Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others. - Winston Churchill
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On this day:
British surrender at Yorktown - 1781, North Sea Oil Discovered - 1970, Black Monday Market Crash - 1987, Guildford Four Verdicts Quashed - 1989
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