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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Bristol 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:
Captain Cook lands in Australia - 1770, Women permitted at Oxford University - 1884, Lloyd George’s People’s Budget - 1909, First TV Interview - 1936

Famous historic dates from Bristol

2nd of May 1497 : John Cabot Leaves Bristol
2nd of April 1739 : Wesley’s First Open-Air Sermon
8th of April 1838 : Maiden Voyage of SS Great Western
19th of July 1843 : SS Great Britain launched by Brunel
8th of December 1864 : Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
17th of May 1895 : W.G. Grace Scores his Hundredth Hundred
8th of September 1966 : Severn Bridge Opens
2nd of March 1969 : Concorde Flies for first time
9th of March 1981 : M5 rapist given 12 life sentences
12th of March 1994 : Women priests ordained for 1st time
12th of November 1999 : Gary Glitter Jailed

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Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position. - Christopher Marlowe
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On this day:
Captain Cook lands in Australia - 1770, Women permitted at Oxford University - 1884, Lloyd George’s People’s Budget - 1909, First TV Interview - 1936
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