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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1852 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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Battle of Poitiers - 1356, Great Plague of London at its Height - 1665, 'Lord Haw-Haw' sentenced to death - 1945, First Traffic Wardens in London - 1960, First Glastonbury - 1970, First Episode of Fawlty Towers - 1975, Murder of Carl Bridgewater - 1978, Southall Train Crash - 1997

Famous and historic events from 1852

Britains 1st free Library opens
First Post Office Pillar Box
Great Ormond Street Hospital Opens
Heroic HMS Birkenhead Sinks

Famous Britons born in 1852
Christopher Furness
Herbert Henry Asquith
John Langley
John Menzies
John Poynting
William Ramsay

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Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. - Adam Smith
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On this day:
Battle of Poitiers - 1356, Great Plague of London at its Height - 1665, 'Lord Haw-Haw' sentenced to death - 1945, First Traffic Wardens in London - 1960, First Glastonbury - 1970, First Episode of Fawlty Towers - 1975, Murder of Carl Bridgewater - 1978, Southall Train Crash - 1997
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