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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1918 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:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993

Famous and historic events from 1918

Battle of May Island
Disaster at Chilwell Shell Plant
End of the First World War
Lawrence of Arabia Takes Damascus
R A F Created
Tsar Nicholas and Family Killed
Women Can Vote in General Election
Women get the Vote

Famous Britons born in 1918
Dame Cicely Saunders
Dame Muriel Spark
Denis Compton
Derek Barton
Frank Hampson
Frederick Sanger
Guy Gibson
Harold Hopkins
Ida Lupino
James Kirkup
Lawrence Gowing
Maurice Lindsay
Peter Lanyon
Sir Martin Ryle
Spike Milligan
Tom Scott
Tony Crosland
Willie Whitelaw

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. - Stephen Fry
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On this day:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993
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