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

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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Brit Quote:
I wouldn't dream of taking life as it comes. It may not be colour co-ordinated - Julian Clary
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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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