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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from County Durham 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 County Durham

17th of October 1346 : Battle of Neville Cross
27th of September 1825 : First Steam Powered Passenger Railway Opens
7th of April 1827 : Wooden Matches go on sale
1st of October 2002 : Durham Pioneers Congestion Charge
10th of May 2007 : Tony Blair announces intention to resign

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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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