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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1883 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:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984

Famous and historic events from 1883

First electric trams begin running in London
Karl Marx Dies in London
Krakatoa Destroyed
Sunderland Theatre Disaster
The Boys Brigade is founded
Treasure Island Published

Famous Britons born in 1883
A S Neill
Arnold Bax
Clement Attlee
Compton Mackenzie
Ethel Gabain
Frederick Woolton
Gerald Berners
James Kemsley
James McBey
John Maynard Keynes
Norman Haworth
Sax Rohmer
Sir James Lithgow
T E Hulme
William Birkett

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Expectation is the root of all heartache. - William Shakespeare
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On this day:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984
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