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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Devon 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:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776

Famous historic dates from Devon

12th of November 1439 : First Town Incorporated by English Parliament
17th of August 1549 : Battle of Sampford Courtenay
13rd of December 1577 : Drake Starts round the world voyage
26th of September 1580 : Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe
27th of July 1586 : Tobacco Hits English Society
12th of May 1588 : Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon
29th of July 1588 : Spanish Armada defeated
21st of December 1620 : The Pilgrim Fathers arrive at Massachusetts
16th of February 1646 : Battle of Great Torrington
5th of November 1688 : Glorious Revolution begins
9th of November 1688 : William of Orange Takes Exeter
27th of November 1703 : Eddystone Lighthouse Smashed by Storm
11th of July 1776 : Cook sets sail on 3rd and last Voyage
20th of March 1806 : Building begins of Dartmoor Prison
27th of December 1831 : Darwin Sets Sail on The Beagle
5th of September 1887 : Exeter Theatre Royal Fire
28th of November 1919 : Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP
16th of February 1929 : Heaviest British Snowfall
27th of April 1944 : Slapton Sands Friendly Fire Disaster
15th of August 1952 : Lynmouth Floods Kill 34
22nd of April 1969 : Knox-Johnston completes first solo non stop voyage around the world
8th of June 1978 : Naomi James Globe Circling First

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The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before - GK Chesterton
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On this day:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776
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