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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1814 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:
Siege of Derry Begins - 1689, Opening of the Natural History Museum - 1881, Republic of Ireland established - 1949

Famous and historic events from 1814

Battle of Toulouse
British Burn Washington
First Plastic Surgery in Britain
London Beer Flood
Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine

Famous Britons born in 1814
Charles Reade
Edwin Lankester
James Paget
John Colenso
John Lawes
Joseph Hooker
Mrs Henry Wood

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

Brit Quote:
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others. - Winston Churchill
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On this day:
Siege of Derry Begins - 1689, Opening of the Natural History Museum - 1881, Republic of Ireland established - 1949
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