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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

30th of January 1790 : First Lifeboat launched
25th of July 1814 : Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine
6th of October 1854 : The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead
16th of January 1862 : Hartley Pit Disaster
16th of June 1883 : Sunderland Theatre Disaster
5th of October 1936 : The Jarrow March begins
17th of December 1968 : Mary Bell found Guilty
16th of February 1998 : Angel of the North Completed

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I had lunch with a chess champion the other day. I knew he was a chess champion because it took him 20 minutes to pass the salt. - Eric Sykes
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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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