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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:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965

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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An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. - Rudyard Kipling
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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