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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Cambridgeshire 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:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979

Famous historic dates from Cambridgeshire

1st of February 1106 : The Great Comet
12th of October 1216 : King John Loses Crown Jewels
16th of April 1705 : Newton the First Scientist Knighted
8th of September 1727 : Burwell Puppet Show Fire
22nd of May 1816 : Littleport’s Bread or Blood Riot Begins
25th of April 1953 : Crick and Watson discover DNA
17th of December 2003 : Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders

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On this day:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979
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