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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1908 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:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984

Famous and historic events from 1908

Britain’s first female mayor elected
British Cops’ 1-2-3 in Olympic Tug o’ War
British Find Oil in Persia
First international Beauty Contest
White City Stadium Opens

Famous Britons born in 1908
Anthony Tudor
Celia Johnson
Dan Maskell
David Lean
George Rodger
Ian Fleming
Jeannie Robertson
John Mills
Kenneth Mellanby
Max Wall
Michael Redgrave
Olivia Manning
Quentin Crisp
Rex Harrison
Robert Morley
Sir William Coldstream
Victor Pasmore
Vivian Fuchs

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A Picture of Britain
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Churchill
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I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself. - Stephen Fry
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On this day:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984
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