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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1780 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 Margate - 1387, Elizabeth I dies - 1603, The Real Great Escape - 1944, Dark Side of the Moon Released - 1973

Famous and historic events from 1780

1st Running of the Derby
Gordon Riots - Day of Death

Famous Britons born in 1780
Elizabeth Fry
John Rastrick
Mary Somerville
Thomas Chalmers
William Laidlaw

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become - W H Auden
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On this day:
Battle of Margate - 1387, Elizabeth I dies - 1603, The Real Great Escape - 1944, Dark Side of the Moon Released - 1973
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