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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Dorset 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:
Relief of Lucknow - 1857, Blunt Treason Revealed - 1979, England Fans Riot in Luxembourg - 1983

Famous historic dates from Dorset

8th of December 1733 : First Recorded UFO in Britain
19th of March 1834 : Tolpuddle Martyrs Sentenced
25th of July 1907 : 1st Scout Camp
12th of July 1910 : First Briton Killed in Aircraft Accident
19th of May 1935 : Lawrence of Arabia dies
18th of July 1955 : Great Martinstown Downpour

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On this day:
Relief of Lucknow - 1857, Blunt Treason Revealed - 1979, England Fans Riot in Luxembourg - 1983
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