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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Ayrshire and Arran 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:
Robert the Bruce Crowned King of Scotland - 1306, slave trade is abolished in the British empire - 1807, World’s first passenger train service begins - 1807, Cambridge Sink In Boat Race - 1978

Famous historic dates from Ayrshire and Arran

2nd of October 1263 : Battle of Largs
10th of May 1307 : Battle of Loudoun Hill
25th of January 1759 : Robert Burns Born
17th of October 1860 : 1st Professional Golf Tournament
26th of September 1861 : 1st British Open Golf Championship

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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disraeli
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On this day:
Robert the Bruce Crowned King of Scotland - 1306, slave trade is abolished in the British empire - 1807, World’s first passenger train service begins - 1807, Cambridge Sink In Boat Race - 1978
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