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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Edinburgh and the Lothians 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:
British surrender at Yorktown - 1781, North Sea Oil Discovered - 1970, Black Monday Market Crash - 1987, Guildford Four Verdicts Quashed - 1989

Famous historic dates from Edinburgh and the Lothians

27th of April 1296 : Battle of Dunbar
17th of March 1328 : Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton agreed
10th of September 1547 : Battle of Pinkie - last conflict between england and scotland
23rd of January 1570 : The assassination of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray
3rd of September 1650 : Battle of Dunbar
1st of January 1707 : The Act of Union Signed
23rd of March 1708 : James Stuart (the Old Pretender) attempts to invade Scotland
14th of April 1736 : The Porteous Riots
21st of September 1745 : Battle of Prestonpans
6th of December 1768 : 1st Instalment of Encyclopaedia Britannica
27th of August 1784 : First British Balloon Ascent
25th of January 1817 : The Scotsman Launched
4th of February 1818 : Scott Uncovers the Honours of Scotland
18th of December 1819 : Ivanhoe Published
15th of November 1824 : Edinburgh Fires
28th of January 1829 : William Burke is hanged
27th of March 1871 : 1st international rugby match - Scotland V England
24th of August 1947 : First Edinburgh International Festival
4th of September 1964 : Forth Road Bridge Opened
22nd of February 1997 : Dolly the Sheep Cloned

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Brit Quote:
Let others hail the rising sun: I bow to that whose course is run. - David Garrick
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On this day:
British surrender at Yorktown - 1781, North Sea Oil Discovered - 1970, Black Monday Market Crash - 1987, Guildford Four Verdicts Quashed - 1989
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