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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from North Yorkshire 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 Kidd Hanged for Piracy - 1701, Whipsnade Zoo Opened - 1931

Famous historic dates from North Yorkshire

4th of February 211 : Roman emperor Septimius Severus dies at York
12th of April 664 : Synod of Whitby
2nd of January 867 : Vikings seize York
20th of September 1066 : Battle of Fulford
25th of September 1066 : Battle of Stamford Bridge
22nd of August 1138 : Battle of the Standard
16th of March 1190 : Massacre of Jews at York
30th of September 1319 : The Battle of Myton-on-Swale
16th of March 1322 : Battle of Boroughbridge
14th of October 1322 : Battle of Old Byland
8th of June 1405 : Archbishop of York Beheaded
24th of August 1453 : Heworth Moor Skirmish
29th of March 1461 : Battle of Towton
11th of April 1644 : Battle of Selby
2nd of July 1644 : Battle of Marston Moor
7th of April 1739 : Dick Turpin hanged at York
3rd of December 1926 : Agatha Christie vanishes
27th of May 1975 : Britainís Worst Road Accident
9th of July 1984 : Lightning strikes York Minster
28th of February 2001 : Selby Rail Crash

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If I were compelled to choose between living in west bromwich or florence I would make straight for west bromwich - J B Priestley
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Captain Kidd Hanged for Piracy - 1701, Whipsnade Zoo Opened - 1931
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