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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Sussex 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 Sussex

28th of September 1066 : William the Conqueror lands
14th of October 1066 : Battle of Hastings
14th of May 1264 : Battle of Lewes
29th of August 1350 : Battle of Winchelsea
15th of March 1360 : French Invade Sussex
10th of July 1690 : Battle of Beachy Head
20th of May 1729 : The Great Bexhill Waterspout and Tornado
27th of December 1836 : Britain’s Worst Avalanche
8th of December 1863 : Britain’s First Heavyweight Boxing Champ
1st of October 1894 : First British Cable Car Opens
18th of December 1912 : Piltdown Man Discovered
14th of October 1926 : Winnie the Pooh Published
26th of May 1934 : First ever Glyndebourne
18th of May 1964 : Mods and Rockers Battle
3rd of July 1969 : Death of a Rolling Stone
1st of April 1980 : Britains 1st nudist beach opens
12th of October 1984 : IRA Bomb Grand Hotel Brighton
7th of January 1998 : Selsey’s Devastating Waterspout

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Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare
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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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