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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Merseyside 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 Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007

Famous historic dates from Merseyside

20th of June 1819 : 1st Paddleship steamer crosses Atlantic
26th of February 1839 : First Grand National
30th of August 1860 : Birkenhead Has First Tram in Europe
5th of November 1909 : 1st UK Woolworths Opens
29th of November 1940 : Bomb Kills 166 in Liverpool Air-Raid Shelter
16th of July 1955 : Stirling Moss is first Englishman to win the British Grand Prix
6th of July 1957 : Lennon and McCartney First Meet
9th of November 1961 : Brian Epstein Meets The Beatles
24th of January 1962 : Beatles Sign for Epstein
20th of March 1964 : Beatles release Cant Buy Me Love
24th of June 1971 : Mersey Tunnel Opens
2nd of April 1977 : Red Rum wins the national for 3rd time
18th of November 1983 : Walton Sextuplets Born
1st of October 1985 : Toxteth Riots
14th of February 1993 : Body of James Bulger found
3rd of April 1993 : The Grand National That Never Was

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On this day:
Battle of Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007
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