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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from West Yorkshire 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 Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942

Famous historic dates from West Yorkshire

19th of February 1408 : Battle of Bramham Moor
30th of December 1460 : Battle of Wakefield
20th of May 1643 : Battle of Wakefield
30th of June 1643 : Battle of Adwalton Moor
15th of April 1872 : First British Secret Ballot Election
29th of August 1895 : Birth of Rugby League
20th of December 1928 : Harry Ramsden opens 1st Fish and Chip Shop
31st of October 1941 : Huddersfield Factory Fire
4th of February 1974 : IRA bomb explodes on Army coach
20th of July 1981 : Botham’s Greatest Ashes Day
20th of December 1984 : Greatest Underground Fire in History
11th of May 1985 : Bradford City Football Fire
8th of July 2001 : Manningham Riots
13rd of January 2004 : Harold Shipman hangs himself in Prison

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A Picture of Britain
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He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master - Ben Jonson
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On this day:
Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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