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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Cumbria 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 Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942

Famous historic dates from Cumbria

4th of June 1487 : Rebel Army Lands in Furness
25th of November 1542 : Battle of Solway Moss
22nd of April 1778 : America Invades Whitehaven
7th of December 1783 : William Pitt becomes youngest PM
2nd of October 1901 : Royal Navy launches 1st submarine
17th of October 1956 : World’s First Fully Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Opened
10th of October 1957 : Windscale Reactor Fire
10th of November 1958 : Donald Campbell breaks water speed record
21st of October 1960 : 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched
13rd of August 1964 : Last Executions in Britain
4th of January 1967 : Donald Campbell killed trying to break own water speed record
2nd of June 2010 : Derrick Bird’s Gun Rampage

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On this day:
Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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