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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1838 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:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1838

Maiden Voyage of SS Great Western
National Gallery Opens
Queen Victoria crowned

Famous Britons born in 1838
Daniel Cottier
George Symons
Henry Sidgwick
Octavia Hill
Sir Henry Irving
William Perkin

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A Picture of Britain
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Churchill

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I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. - Ian Fleming
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On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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