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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Isle of Wight 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:
Battle of Edgecote - 1469, The First Public Railway Opens - 1803, First Asian MP Elected - 1892

Famous historic dates from Isle of Wight

21st of July 1545 : French Invade Isle of Wight
19th of November 1850 : Tennyson becomes Poet laureate
12th of August 1851 : 1st Americas Cup
22nd of January 1901 : Queen Victoria dies
21st of February 1917 : SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight
26th of August 1970 : Isle of Wight Festival Attracts 600,000

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Battle of Edgecote - 1469, The First Public Railway Opens - 1803, First Asian MP Elected - 1892
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