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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1850 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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French Surrender Quebec to the British - 1759, Theatre Royal Covent Garden Re-Opens - 1809, Darwin Sets Foot on Galapagos Islands - 1835, Jimi Hendrix dies in London - 1970, Scotland Says NO - 2014

Famous and historic events from 1850

Opening of Menai Bridge
Tennyson becomes Poet laureate

Famous Britons born in 1850
Augustine Birrell
Edward Sharpey-Schafer
George Beilby
Ian MacLaren
Jesse Boot
John Milne
Lord Kitchener
Robert Louis Stevenson
Sidney Thomas

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One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. - Evelyn Waugh
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On this day:
French Surrender Quebec to the British - 1759, Theatre Royal Covent Garden Re-Opens - 1809, Darwin Sets Foot on Galapagos Islands - 1835, Jimi Hendrix dies in London - 1970, Scotland Says NO - 2014
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