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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Cornwall 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:
Trial of Oscar Wilde begins - 1895, Tussauds Finally Reopens after Fire, - 1928, Guernica Bombed - 1937, Chernobyl - 1986, Death of Jill Dando - 1999

Famous historic dates from Cornwall

2nd of August 1595 : The Battle of Cornwall
19th of January 1643 : Battle of Braddock Down
16th of May 1643 : Battle of Stratton
21st of August 1644 : Battle of Lostwithiel
2nd of May 1859 : Opening of the Royal Albert Bridge
12th of December 1901 : Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message
19th of December 1981 : Penlee Lifeboat Disaster
17th of March 2001 : Eden Project Opens
16th of August 2004 : Boscastle Floods

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Listen to many, speak to a few. - William Shakespeare
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On this day:
Trial of Oscar Wilde begins - 1895, Tussauds Finally Reopens after Fire, - 1928, Guernica Bombed - 1937, Chernobyl - 1986, Death of Jill Dando - 1999
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