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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1854 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:
First Manned Balloon Flight - 1783, The Great Storm - 1987, Andy Green breaks sound barrier on land - 1997

Famous and historic events from 1854

Action That Won First VC
Battle of Inkerman - 19 VC's won
Charge of the Light Brigade
Siege of Sebastopol Begins
The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Famous Britons born in 1854
Dugald Clerk
Herbert Gladstone
Oscar Wilde
Patrick Geddes
Richard Glazebrook
Sir Napier Shaw
Sir William Smith
William Collingwood

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A Picture of Britain
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Every exit is an entry somewhere else. - Sir Tom Stoppard
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On this day:
First Manned Balloon Flight - 1783, The Great Storm - 1987, Andy Green breaks sound barrier on land - 1997
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