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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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

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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Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. - Peter Ustinov
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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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