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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Glasgow 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 Glasgow

5th of August 1305 : William Wallace is captured by the English
13rd of May 1568 : The Battle of Langside
23rd of June 1725 : Malt Tax Riots Begin
10th of November 1810 : Paisley Canal Disaster
12th of October 1823 : First Mackintosh Sold
17th of June 1867 : Lister performs the first operation using an antiseptic.
23rd of November 1869 : Launch of the Cutty Sark
13rd of March 1872 : Formation of Scottish Football Association
30th of November 1872 : 1st international Football Match - Scotland V England
4th of October 1883 : The Boys Brigade is founded
14th of December 1896 : Glasgow Subway Opens
31st of January 1919 : Battle of George Square
31st of December 1929 : Paisley Cinema Disaster
10th of May 1941 : Rudolf Hess lands in Scotland
28th of March 1960 : Fire Claims 19 Glasgow Firefighters
20th of September 1967 : QE2 Launched
2nd of January 1971 : Ibrox Disaster Claims 66 Lives
29th of November 1985 : Glasgow Gas Blast
30th of June 2007 : Terror Attack on Glasgow Airport

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Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. - Alexander Graham Bell
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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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