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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1909 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 Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953

Famous and historic events from 1909

1st Scout Rally
1st UK Woolworths Opens
First Game at Twickenham
Lloyd George’s People’s Budget
Louis Bleriot flies the Channel
Old-Age Pensions First Paid
Selfridges Opens
The Tottenham Outrage

Famous Britons born in 1909
Charles Gibbs-Smith
Cyril Parkinson
Eric James
Ernst Gombrich
F E McWilliam
Francis Bacon
Fred Perry
James Mason
John Haigh
Lesslie Newbigin
Malcolm Lowry
Margaret Mee
Matt Busby
Nicholas Winton
Nigel Tranter
Robert Garioch
Stephen Spender
Tommy Trinder
William Penney

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness - George Orwell
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On this day:
Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953
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