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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Hampshire 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:
Battle of Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007

Famous historic dates from Hampshire

22nd of January 871 : The Battle of Basing
23rd of April 871 : Alfred Becomes King of Wessex
3rd of April 1043 : Edward the Confessor Crowned
27th of May 1072 : Accord of Winchester
8th of April 1093 : Winchester Cathedral Dedicated
2nd of August 1100 : William Rufus killed by Arrow
19th of July 1545 : Sinking of the Mary Rose
17th of November 1606 : Trial of Walter Raleigh
13rd of December 1643 : Battle of Alton
29th of March 1644 : Battle of Alresford
24th of August 1772 : Last Traitor Hanged, Drawn and Quartered
16th of April 1797 : Spithead Mutiny Begins
20th of May 1845 : The Last English Duel
6th of July 1895 : First Car Ride in Britain
10th of April 1912 : Titanic sets sail on maiden voyage
5th of March 1936 : Maiden flight of the Spitfire
29th of April 1936 : First TV Interview
23rd of September 1952 : Chaplin Returns to England
5th of April 1982 : British fleet sails for Falkland Islands
11th of October 1982 : Mary Rose raised
7th of February 2005 : Ellen Macarthur sails solo around the world

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On this day:
Battle of Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007
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