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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1882 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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St Columba Sees Nessie - 0565, Battle of the Standard - 1138, Battle of Bosworth - 1485, English Civil war Begins - 1642, First Geneva Convention Signed - 1864, First Edition of Match of the Day - 1964

Famous and historic events from 1882

The Ashes Legend Begins

Famous Britons born in 1882
A A Milne
Alvin Coburn
Arthur Eddington
Dame Sybil Thorndike
Eric Gill
George Young
Harold Brighouse
Jack Hobbs
James Joyce
James Somerville
Margery Ashby
Thomas Tait
Virginia Woolf
Will Spens

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I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don't walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong. - John Osborne
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On this day:
St Columba Sees Nessie - 0565, Battle of the Standard - 1138, Battle of Bosworth - 1485, English Civil war Begins - 1642, First Geneva Convention Signed - 1864, First Edition of Match of the Day - 1964
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