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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Greater Manchester 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:
Sacking of Berwick upon Tweed - 1296, End of the Crimean War - 1856, Airey Neave assasinated - 1979, John Major gets on his Soapbox - 1992, 1st Broadcast of Channel 5 - 1997, Queen Mother Dies - 2002

Famous historic dates from Greater Manchester

17th of July 1761 : First True Canal in Britain Opens
16th of August 1819 : Peterloo Massacre
14th of April 1831 : Broughton Bridge Collapse
6th of September 1852 : Britains 1st free Library opens
23rd of November 1867 : Manchester Martyrs Hanged
11th of November 1887 : Work starts on the Manchester Ship Canal
8th of October 1891 : 1st official street collections for charity
1st of January 1894 : Manchester Ship Canal Opens
10th of October 1903 : Emmeline Pankhurst forms the Suffragette Movement
19th of February 1910 : First Man Utd Match at Old Trafford
23rd of October 1911 : First British-Made Ford Car
2nd of April 1915 : Man Utd-Liverpool Match-Fixing Scandal,
21st of June 1948 : World’s 1st Computer Program Runs in Manchester
6th of February 1958 : Munich Air Crash
9th of December 1960 : 1st episode of Coronation St screened
1st of April 1990 : Strangeways Prison Riot Begins
4th of June 1993 : Shane Warne bowls 'Ball of the Century'
8th of May 2013 : Sir Alex Ferguson Announces Retirement

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On this day:
Sacking of Berwick upon Tweed - 1296, End of the Crimean War - 1856, Airey Neave assasinated - 1979, John Major gets on his Soapbox - 1992, 1st Broadcast of Channel 5 - 1997, Queen Mother Dies - 2002
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