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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1901 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:
Statute of Marlborough - 1267, Caxton Prints 1st Book in England - 1477, Table Tennis 1st played - 1889, Battle of the Somme Ends - 1916, Walton Sextuplets Born - 1983, Kings Cross Fire - 1987, Beirut Hostage Terry Waite Released - 1991

Famous and historic events from 1901

Brit Patents Vacuum Cleaner
Britains 1st Cinema Opens
Caister Lifeboat Disaster
Churchillís Maiden Speech
Kipling publishes Kim
Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message
Queen Victoria dies
Queen Victorias Funeral
Royal Navy launches 1st submarine

Famous Britons born in 1901
Barbara Cartland
Christopher Hinton
Dilys Powell
Edmund Rubbra
Francis Chichester
Gertrude Hermes
Harry Godwin
Joe Davis
Lewis Gibbon
Michael Oakeshott
Rosamund Lehmann
Stanley Hayter

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A Picture of Britain
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Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. - Adam Smith
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On this day:
Statute of Marlborough - 1267, Caxton Prints 1st Book in England - 1477, Table Tennis 1st played - 1889, Battle of the Somme Ends - 1916, Walton Sextuplets Born - 1983, Kings Cross Fire - 1987, Beirut Hostage Terry Waite Released - 1991
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