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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:
Battle of Braddock Down - 1643, 1st British town hit by a Zeppelin raid - 1915, The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion - 1917

Famous and historic events from 1901

Brit Patents Vacuum Cleaner
Britains 1st Cinema Opens
Caister Lifeboat Disaster
Churchill’s 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
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons. - Charles Dickens
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On this day:
Battle of Braddock Down - 1643, 1st British town hit by a Zeppelin raid - 1915, The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion - 1917
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