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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Essex 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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

Famous historic dates from Essex

10th of September 043 : Claudius Receives Surrender of 11 British Tribes
10th of August 991 : Battle of Maldon
18th of October 1016 : Battle of Ashingdon
2nd of June 1653 : Battle of the Gabbard
22nd of April 1884 : Great Colchester Earthquake
10th of May 1915 : Zeppelin Fire-Bombs Southend
22nd of June 1948 : SS Empire Windrush Docks at Tilbury
7th of October 1959 : Southend Pier Fire Traps 300

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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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