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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1859 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:
Tolpuddle Martyrs Sentenced - 1834, Argentine Forces land on South Georgia - 1982

Famous and historic events from 1859

Anglesey Ship Disaster
Big Bens First Strike
Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' is published
Opening of the Royal Albert Bridge

Famous Britons born in 1859
A E Housman
Arthur Conan Doyle
Cecil Sharp
Dugald MacColl
Francis Thompson
George Lansbury
James Guthrie
Jerome K Jerome
John Jellicoe
Kenneth Grahame
Sidney Webb
William Hadow
William Strang

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

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Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught - Oscar Wilde
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On this day:
Tolpuddle Martyrs Sentenced - 1834, Argentine Forces land on South Georgia - 1982
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