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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1759 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:
St Columba Sees Nessie - 0565, Battle of the Standard - 1138, Battle of Bosworth - 1485, English Civil war Begins - 1642, First Geneva Convention Signed - 1864, First Edition of Match of the Day - 1964

Famous and historic events from 1759

Battle of Quiberon Bay
British Museum Opens
French Surrender Quebec to the British
Kew Gardens Opens
Robert Burns Born
Wolfe takes Quebec

Famous Britons born in 1759
Agnes Maclehose
Charles Simeon
James Edward Smith
Mary Wollstonecraft
Robert Burns
William Pitt (The Younger)
William Wilberforce

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A Picture of Britain
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. - Charles Dickens
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On this day:
St Columba Sees Nessie - 0565, Battle of the Standard - 1138, Battle of Bosworth - 1485, English Civil war Begins - 1642, First Geneva Convention Signed - 1864, First Edition of Match of the Day - 1964
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