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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1866 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:
Richard III becomes king of England - 1483, Corn Laws abolished - 1846, Berlin Airlift begins - 1948, Britons Slaughtered in Tunisia - 2015

Famous and historic events from 1866

Englandís Worst Mining Disaster
Great Reform Demo

Famous Britons born in 1866
Arthur Keith
Beatrix Potter
Cyril Pearson
Ernest W Hornung
Frederick Blackman
George Logan
H G Wells
Herbert Austin
James Pryde
Percy Pilcher
Ramsay MacDonald
Richard Le Gallienne

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A Picture of Britain
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Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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On this day:
Richard III becomes king of England - 1483, Corn Laws abolished - 1846, Berlin Airlift begins - 1948, Britons Slaughtered in Tunisia - 2015
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