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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Bedfordshire 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:
Englandís Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988

Famous historic dates from Bedfordshire

23rd of May 1931 : Whipsnade Zoo Opened
1st of December 1937 : Sellotape Goes on Sale

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I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past - John Maynard Keynes
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On this day:
Englandís Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988
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