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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from South 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:
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 South Yorkshire

12th of October 633 : Battle of Heathfield
24th of September 1776 : St Leger first run
24th of October 1857 : Worlds Oldest Football Club Founded
26th of December 1860 : First Inter-Club Football Match
11th of March 1864 : Great Sheffield Flood
12th of December 1866 : England’s Worst Mining Disaster
12th of December 1940 : Marples Hotel Tragedy
4th of January 1981 : Peter Sutcliffe Admits he’s Yorkshire Ripper
5th of March 1984 : Miners Strike Starts
18th of June 1984 : Battle of Orgreave
15th of April 1989 : Hillsborough Disaster

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Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. - Thomas Carlyle
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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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