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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:
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 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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Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness - George Orwell
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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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