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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1861 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:
Start of the Easter Uprising - 1916, Glorious Glosters Stand at Imjin River - 1951, Official opening of the Pennine Way - 1965, Bishopsgate Bombing - 1993

Famous and historic events from 1861

1st British Open Golf Championship
1st Trams operate in London
American Civil War Begins
Mrs Beeton Published
Trent Affair Threatens Anglo-US War

Famous Britons born in 1861
Alfred Whitehead
David Thomson
Douglas Haig
Ethel Walker
Frederick Hopkins
Halford MacKinder
Henry Head
Leonard Smithers
Robert Sherard
Sir Michael Sadler
William Bateson
Willie Renshaw

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A Picture of Britain
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Coast
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Brit Quote:
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw
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On this day:
Start of the Easter Uprising - 1916, Glorious Glosters Stand at Imjin River - 1951, Official opening of the Pennine Way - 1965, Bishopsgate Bombing - 1993
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