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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1848 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 Ashingdon - 1016, Chewing Gum first goes on sale - 1911, BBC Formed - 1922, First Brit Awards - 1977

Famous and historic events from 1848

California Gold Rush Begins
Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto
Storm Claims 100 Scottish Fishermen
Waterloo Station Opens

Famous Britons born in 1848
Hubert Parry
Madge Kendal
Mary Slessor
Matthew Webb
Richard Jefferies
Sir Thomas Lipton
W G Grace
William MacEwen

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A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
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Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. - Jonathan Swift
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On this day:
Battle of Ashingdon - 1016, Chewing Gum first goes on sale - 1911, BBC Formed - 1922, First Brit Awards - 1977
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