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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:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005

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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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know - Lord Byron
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On this day:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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