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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 Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953

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
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. - John Locke
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On this day:
Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953
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