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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Berkshire 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:
Battle of Berwick - 1296, Fire Claims 19 Glasgow Firefighters - 1960

Famous historic dates from Berkshire

4th of January 871 : Battle of Reading
8th of January 871 : Battle of Ashdown - Alfred defeats the Danes
23rd of April 1348 : English order of knighthood founded
9th of May 1386 : England and Portugal sign the Treaty of Windsor
20th of September 1643 : Battle of Newbury - 1st
27th of October 1644 : 2nd Battle of Newbury
9th of February 1649 : Charles I is buried
11th of August 1711 : First Ascot Race
25th of December 1800 : First Christmas Tree in Britain
3rd of August 1805 : 1st Cricket match between Eton & Harrow Schools
25th of June 1811 : The Legendary Newbury Coat Made
20th of June 1837 : Death of William IV - Victoria becomes Queen
13rd of June 1842 : Victoria - First Sovereign to Take the Train
23rd of November 1897 : First Royal Command Performance
1st of August 1932 : First Mars Bar Made
31st of October 1951 : Zebra Crossing Introduced
9th of July 1959 : Supercell Storm over Wokingham
18th of February 1979 : Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast
12th of December 1982 : Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common
19th of August 1987 : The Hungerford Massacre
20th of November 1992 : Windsor Castle is damaged by fire
3rd of December 1992 : First Text Message Sent
28th of September 1996 : Frankie Dettori’s Magnificent Seven
9th of July 2001 : First Episode of The Office
30th of March 2002 : Queen Mother Dies

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So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something - Samuel Johnson
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Battle of Berwick - 1296, Fire Claims 19 Glasgow Firefighters - 1960
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